Bush Responds to Threats from Qaeda Leader

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President Bush discussed terrorism and al Qaeda while hosting Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe.

President Bush discussed terrorism and al Qaeda while hosting Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe in Texas. White House photo hide caption

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President Bush fires a rhetorical broadside at an al Qaeda leader who aimed videotaped threats at the United States and Great Britain. After al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, released a statement, Bush vowed to continue the mission in Iraq until it is complete.

During a visit to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, President Bush said, "The Iraqis want to live in a free society. Zawahiri doesn't want them to live in a free society. And that's the clash of ideologies — freedom versus tyranny. We have had these kinds of clashes before, and we have prevailed."

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