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Strong Words: Bush's Address to Congress

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"These demands are not open to negotiation or discussion. The Taliban must act and act immediately. They will hand over the terrorists or they will share in their fate."

With those words, President Bush essentially declared war on the ruling party of Afghanistan if it fails to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. The address before Congress was uncharacteristically strong for a President not known for his oratory skills. But former Senator Larry Pressler worries that the U.S. may have shown its hand and over-committed itself.

Guests:

Larry Pressler, former 3-term Senator, former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on Asia

This program aired on September 21, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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