The 2005 State of the Union Address
was delivered by United States President George W. Bush
on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, in Washington, D.C.
to a joint session of the U.S. Congress
(the House of Representatives
and the Senate
President Bush began his State of the Union
address by saying that the United States Government
has a "great privilege" of being "placed in office by the votes of the people we serve. And tonight that is a privilege we share with newly-elected leaders of Afghanistan
, the Palestinian Territories
, and a free and sovereign Iraq
," a reference to the first truly democratic
, and relatively fair and free, elections that took place in the respective nations.
He reminded Congress of George W. Bush's second inaugural address, "Two weeks ago, I stood on the steps of this Capitol and renewed the commitment of our nation to the guiding ideal of liberty for all
." He then outlined the next part of his speech, beginning with domestic
issues, and moving on to United States foreign policy
, "This evening I will set forth policies to advance that ideal at home and around the world."
The president began his domestic analysis by drawing attention to the growing United States economy
, "Our generation has been blessed," and first and second generation parents, "we watch our children moving into adulthood... let us do what Americans have always done, and build a better world for our... Read More