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photoPresident Bush kicked off his bid for a second term, making the case for war and his sincerity in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." Presenting himself as a steady at the helm leader, President Bush said "the most solemn responsibility of an American president is to keep this country secure."

The interview covered hot-button issues including Mr. Bush's record in the National Guard and decision to go to war with Iraq.

Tonight, On Point: The President goes mano a mano with Tim Russert. What did we learn?

Guests:

James Pinkerton, columnist at Newsday.ComColumnist at Newsday- dot-com, former White House aide to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, contributor to Fox News

Bob Somerby, editor of DailyHowler.Com

Kelly Anne Conway, Republican pollster

Joshua Michael Marshall, editor, Talkingpointsmemo.com, contributing editor for the Washington Monthly magazine

Tod Linberg, fellow at The Hoover Institution

This program aired on February 9, 2004.

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