President’s Bedroom 2004
The words in this scene are for the most part the screenwriter's. However, they are based on the probable thought patterns and attitudes of both the President and his wife, Laura. For instance, please see the following speeches and actual quotes.
President Bush's speech to Republican convention, 2004
"...The American people, persevered, knowing that a new democracy at the center of Europe would lead to stability and peace. And because that generation of Americans held firm in the cause of liberty, we live in a better and safer world today."
"I believe that America is called to lead the cause of freedom in a new century. I believe that millions in the Middle East plead in silence for their liberty. I believe that given the chance, they will embrace the most honorable form of government ever devised by man. I believe all these things because freedom is not America's gift to the world; it is the Almighty God's gift to every man and woman in this world." (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=72727)
"Our war on terrorism has nothing to do with differences in faith. It has everything to do with people of all faiths coming together to condemn hate and evil and murder and prejudice...but the truth of the matter is, in order to fully defend America, we must defeat the evildoers where they hide. We must round them up, and we must bring them to justice. And that's exactly what we're doing in Afghanistan -- the first battle in the war of the 21st century."
--President George W. Bush, press conference, October 11, 2001
Laura Bush on Iraq: 'No one suffers more than their president and I do'
by: Ron Brynaert
Published: Wednesday April 25, 2007
According to the first lady, when it comes to Iraq, "No one suffers more than their president and I do."
During an interview on NBC's Today show Wednesday concerning Malaria Awareness Day, Laura Bush talked to Ann Curry about "other challenges her husband is facing."
"You know the American people are suffering watching --" Curry said to the first lady.
"Oh, I know that very much," Laura Bush responded. "And believe me, no one suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this, and certainly the commander in chief, who has asked our military to go into harm's way."
Curry then asked, "What do you think the American public need to know about your husband?"
"Well, I hope they do know the burden, the worry that's on his shoulders every single day for our troops," Bush said. "And I think they do. I mean, I think if they don't, they're not seeing what the real responsibilities of our president are."
The first lady admitted that "it's absolutely hard" to watch her husband "in this."