Gift of the White House

Printed copy of Presidential address to Congress
Reminiscent of Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President George W. Bush on September 20, 2001 addressed the world in a speech before a joint session of Congress. Frustrated at the lack of cooperation by the Taliban government of Afghanistan, he pronounced that they must surrender all Al Qaeda leaders and close the terrorist camps located in their country, or “they will share in their fate.” The President also announced that he aimed to lead a war not just against Al Qaeda, but to eliminate “every terrorist group of global reach.”