Radio Address by the President to the Nation THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Thursday, I visited the USS Abraham
Lincoln, now headed home after the longest carrier deployment in recent
history. I delivered good news to the men and women who fought in the
cause of freedom: their mission is complete and major combat operations in
Iraq have ended. Our coalition is now engaged in securing and
reconstructing that country. The United States and our allies have
President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended President George W. Bush on Thursday announced to the Nation that major combat operations in Iraq have ended, and our coalition is now engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. President Bush spoke from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.
We'll restore the hospitals, rebuild the schools, provide needed infrastructure in a country that didn't have as many hospitals as it needed, or schools as it needed, or needed infrastructure as was required, because Saddam Hussein was willing to spend money on luxurious palaces, not on the people of Iraq.
Presidential Remarks 5/2/03
"I proposed a robust tax package to the United States Congress of at least $550 billion. The reason I did so is because economists have taken a look at that package and say that when it passes, one million new jobs will be created by the year 2004."
White House Chief of Staff Andy Card hosted the first "Ask the White House" live online discussion.
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The White House recently hosted the Annual Easter Egg Roll.
Secretary Don Evans read to children from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Click here for more.