Here was one of my favorite parts of Bush's speech:
Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well?This is what makes America different: its values, and the actions guided by these values.
Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well. We will lead freedom's advance. We will compete and excel in the global economy. We will renew the defining moral commitments of this land. And so we move forward -- optimistic about our country, faithful to its cause, and confident of the victories to come.