President Bush has vowed to keep up the pressure on members of the al Qaida terrorist group, in order to find them and to bring them to justice.
Mr. Bush spoke today in the southeastern city of Atlanta (Georgia), where a domestic terrorist bombing killed one person during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Mr. Bush made reference to that attack during his opening comments.
He went on to say the United States is safer today than it was before the al Qaida attacks of September 11th, 2001, because the government has reacted by taking steps to protect the nation.
On Wednesday, Mr. Bush acknowledged for the first time that agents with the CIA had interrogated terror suspects at secret overseas locations. He also said 14 of those suspects are now at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In the same speech, Mr. Bush urged Congress to approve the creation of military commissions to try the detainees. The government considers them "enemy combatants."