“The oath I will keep”

We regret that our day jobs have taken us out of commission on this historic day. Our news hungry readers have undoubtedly caught the president’s speech tonight either live or by transcript.
For the record, we include a transcript here. And for the record we note the money quote: “The United States of America has the sovereign authority to use force in assuring its own national security. That duty falls to me as commander of chief by the oath I have sworn, by the oath I will keep.”
Every word in this speech is true; there is no shading. The president’s oath of office, written by James Madison and engraved in the Constitution, is to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. That is why he is ordering the actions necessary to depose Saddam Hussein from power and to destroy his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.
We express our deep gratitude to the president and to the armed forces of the United States who await his orders.

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