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摘要:五天后世界将目睹美国民主的活力,随着时间的流逝大多数美国人可以回归之前的生活但我就不能,军队情报界以及已经警告改造,然而我在做事的时候总是心怀我们国家的最佳利益。以下是小编整理的3篇最新布什离职讲演范文,欢迎参阅!

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布什离职讲演

各位公民:八年来,我有幸担任你们的总统。新世纪的第一个十年是一段意义重大的时期——一个时间分界点。今晚,我怀着一颗感谢的心,请求一个最后的机会,就我们一起走过的旅程以及国家的未来,与诸位分享一些想法。

五天后,世界将目睹美国民主的活力。按照我们立国时的传统,总统之位将传给你们——美国人民所选择的继任者。站在国会山的台阶上的,将是一个其故事可以说明我们国家持久承诺的人。这是我们全国的希望与骄傲的深刻。我和所有美国人一起,向总统当选人奥巴马、他的妻子米歇儿以及他们两个美丽的女儿致以最美好的祝愿。

今晚,我满怀感激——感激副总统切尼以及行政成员们;感谢劳拉,她给这个家带来欢乐,给我的生活带来爱;感谢我们了不起的女儿芭芭拉和詹娜;感谢我的父母亲,他们的榜样为我提供了毕生的力量。最重要的是,我感谢美国人民给我的信任。我感谢你们的祈祷鼓舞了我的灵魂。我感谢你们在过去八年让我目睹了无数体现勇气、慷慨与仁慈的行动。

今晚,我的思绪回到我站在这个地方向你们致辞的第一个晚上——2001年9月11日。那天早上,恐怖分子夺走了近3000性命,这是自珍珠港事件以来,美国遭遇的最严重的袭击。我记得于三天后站

在世贸中心的废墟中的情形,周围是全天候工作的救援人员。

我记得我跟那些在五角大楼烟雾弥漫的走廊里工作的勇敢灵魂谈话,跟那些登上93号航班最终成为英雄的人们的妻子们谈话。我记得阿琳·霍华德(Arlene Howard),她把已经陨落的儿子的警察勋章给了我,提醒我我们失去了什么。我仍然戴着他的徽章。

随着时间的流逝,大多数美国人可以回归911之前的生活,但我就不能。每天早上,我都收到一份关于我国面临威胁的简报。我发誓要尽我所能保证我们的安全。

在过去七年,一个新的国土安全部成立了。军队、情报界以及FBI已经警告改造。我们的国家装备了新的工具去监控恐怖分子的活动,冻结他们的金融,打破他们的阴谋。而且在强大盟友的支持下,我们向恐怖分子以及那些支持他们的人们发起了战斗。

阿富汗已经从塔利班窝藏基地组织、在大街上对妇女行石刑的国家变成一个年轻的民主体,与恐怖主义斗争,鼓励女孩子去上学。伊拉克已经从一个残暴的独裁国家和美国的死敌变成一个位于中东之心的阿拉伯民主体,变成美国的朋友。

很多这些决定引起合法性的争论,但其结果却是无须争论的。七

年多里,美国领土没有再遭遇又一次恐怖袭击。这要归功于那些日夜辛勤工作保卫我们的安全的人们——执法人员,情报分析家,国土安全和外交人员,以及美国武装部队的男女成员。

在危险时刻,公民自愿捍卫国家,这是我们国家之福。我珍惜与这些无私的爱国者以及他们的家人的会晤。美国欠你们一份感激。致今晚所有在聆听的全体男女军人:作为你们的三军总司令是至高无上的荣耀。

我们的部队发起的战斗属于更为广泛的、两种根本不同的制度之间的斗争的一部分。在其中一种制度下,一小撮狂热分子要求全体服从一种压制性的意识形态,迫使妇女卑屈,杀害不信仰者。而另一种制度则是基于这样的信念:自由是万能的上帝赋予所有人的礼物,自由与正义照亮和平之路。

这是我们的立国信仰。从长期来看,推广这种信仰是保护我们公民的唯一可行办法。当人们生活在自由之中,他们就不会愿意选择追求恐怖主义运动的领袖。当人们对未来充满希望,他们就不会愿意把生命交给暴力与极端主义。

因此,美国在全世界推广人的自由、人的权利以及人的尊严。我们支持异见人士及年轻的民主体,提供爱滋病药物让濒临死亡的病人

恢复生机,不让疟疾伤害母亲与婴儿。这个仅为自由而生的伟大共和国带领世界走向自由属于所有国家的新时期。

八年来,我们还努力扩大国内的机会与希望。在全国,学生们正起来满足公立学校提高了的标准。一种新的医疗处方药福利正为长者及残疾人带来内心的平静。每一个纳税人要支付的收入税减少了。

透过以信仰为基础的项目,上瘾者与受苦者找到了新希望。脆弱的生命得到更好的保护。用于退伍军人的资金几乎翻了一番。美国的空气、水和陆地更加清洁。而且联邦法官席上有了像法官阿利托(Sam Alito)和首席法官罗伯茨(John Roberts)这样睿智的新成员。

当我们的繁荣面临挑战,我们起来面对。面对金融崩溃的前景,我们采取了果断措施保护我们的经济。努力工作的家庭面临非常困难的时刻,但如果我们不采取行动,损失会严重得多。所有美国人团结在一起,凭着决心以及努力的工作,我们将让经济重上增长之路。我们将再一次向世界展示美国自由企业体系的弹性。

和此前负责这个办公室所有人一样,我曾经历挫折。如果还有机会,在一些事情上我会改变做法。然而,我在做事的时候总是心怀我们国家的最佳利益。我按照我的良心,并做了我认为正确的事情。你可能不会同意我所作出的一些艰难决定。但我希望你们明白我愿意作

出这些艰难的决定。

未来十年,我们的国家将面临更多艰难的选择,一些指引性的原则可以指明我们的方向。

尽管我们的国家比七年前安全,我们的民众所面临的最严重威胁仍然是再度发生的恐怖袭击。我们的敌人很有耐心,决心再次袭击。美国没有寻求挑起冲突,也不应该遭受这些冲突。但我们已经肩负庄严的责任,我们必须面对。我们必须抵制自满。我们必须保持决心。我们绝不能放松警惕。

与此同时,我们必须继续怀着信心与明确的目标与世界接触。面对海外的威胁,转向内部寻求安慰是很有诱惑力的。但是我们必须拒绝孤立主义及作为其同伴的保护主义。在21世纪,国内的安全与繁荣有赖于自由在海外的扩大。如果美国不带领自由事业,这项事业就得不到指引。

在我们解决这些挑战——以及其他一些我们无法在今晚预测的挑战时,美国必须维持我们的道德明确性。我经常跟你们说善与恶。这令一些人感到不舒服。但善恶存在于世上,两者之间不会有任何妥协。无论在何时何地,把杀害无辜者作为推广意识形态的手段都是错误的做法。

让人们摆脱压迫和绝望是永远正确的。国家必须继续为正义和真理发言。我们必须始终愿意行动起来捍卫它们,推进和平的事业。

杰斐逊总统曾写道,“我喜欢未来的梦想更甚于过去的历史。”在我离开这个他于两个世纪前所在的地方时,我赞成他的这种乐观精神。美国是一个年轻的国家,充满活力、不断成长和自我更新。甚至在最艰难的时刻,我们都会放眼前面广阔的地平线。

我对美国的诺言有信心,因为我知道我们人民的特质。这是一个鼓励移民为自由的梦想而冒险的国家。这是一个公民可以在危险的时刻表现平静,在苦难面前展示怜悯的国家。我们看到,我们周围就有美国特质的榜样。劳拉和我已经邀请当中一些人今晚到白宫。

我们看到里卡斯钠博士(Dr. Tony Recasner)的美国特质,这位校长在卡特里娜飓风的废墟中开办一所新的特许学校。我们看到麦地那(Julio Medina)身上的美国特质,这位前囚犯带领一个以信仰为基础的项目,帮助囚犯重回社会。我们在上士麦达德(Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade)身上的美国特质,他负责伊拉克的一次埋伏并拯救了三名同伴的海军陆战队队员。

我们在克里斯托夫(Bill Krissoff)这位来自加州的外科医生身上

看到美国特质。他的儿子内森(Nathan)是一位海军陆战队队员,在伊拉克献出了生命。当我和克里斯托夫及其家人会面时,他带来了一些令人吃惊的新闻:他告诉我,他像加入海军医疗队以纪念他的儿子。这位好人60岁了——比年龄上限大了18岁。

但他的豁免申请得到了批准,而且在过去的一年里,他已经接受战地医学训练。克里斯夫少校今晚不能出席,因为他很快就要部署到伊拉克,在那里,他将帮忙拯救美国受伤的勇士,维护他已逝儿子的遗产。

从这些公民身上,我们看到了我们国家最美好的一面——弹性与希望,关怀与强大。这些优点让我对美国怀着不可动摇的信念。我们曾面临危险与考验,前面还会有更多危险与考验。但凭着人民的勇气,以及我们对理想的信心,这个伟大的国家永不疲惫永不动摇永不失败。

担任你们的总统是我一生的荣幸。我们有过好日子也有过艰难日子。但每一天,我都因我们国家的伟大而受到鼓舞,都因我们民众的善良感到振奋。能够代表我们所爱的这个国家,这是我的福份。我将永远为一个比其他任何头衔更有意义的身份而感到荣幸:美利坚合众国公民。

最后,我的美国同胞们:晚安。愿上帝保佑白宫和我们的下一任总统。愿上帝保佑你们和我们了不起的国家。谢谢你们。(星岛环球网翻译)

英文全文如下:

THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence — a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey that we have traveled together, and the future of our nation.

Five days from now, the world will witnethe vitality of American

democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pato a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude — to Vice President Cheney and members of my administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house

and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose examples have provided strength for a lifetime. And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countleacts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house — September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son’s police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe — law enforcement officers,

intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selflepatriots and their

families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.

The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We’re standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to dying patients — to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we’ve also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Acroour country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes. The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith-based programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America’s air and water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them.

Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All

Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America’s free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I’ve always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have

followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

At the same time, we must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism. Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we addrethese challenges — and others we cannot foresee tonight — America must maintain our moral clarity. I’ve often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense — and to advance the cause of peace.

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism. America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the

character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom. This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America’s character all around us. And Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America’s character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We’ve seen it in Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

We see America’s character in Bill Krissoff — a surgeon from

California. His son, Nathan — a Marine — gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old — 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save

America’s wounded warriors — and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these, we see the best of our country - resilient and

hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there’s more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great

nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatneof our country, and uplifted by the goodneof our people. I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other - citizen of the United States of America.

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time: Good night. May God blethis house and our next President. And may God bleyou and our wonderful country. Thank you. (Applause.)

奥巴马就职演讲和布什离职演讲2016-12-02 18:33:19 | #2楼回目录

小布什离职演讲

THE PRESIDENT: Fellow citizens: For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President. The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence — a time set apart. Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the journey that we have traveled together, and the future of our nation.

Five days from now, the world will witnethe vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pato a successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land. This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all Americans in offering best wishes to President-Elect Obama, his wife Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight I am filled with gratitude — to Vice President Cheney and members of my administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose examples have provided strength for a lifetime. And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countleacts of courage, generosity, and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house — September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son’s police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe — law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selflepatriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude. And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight: There has been no higher honor than serving as your Commander-in-Chief.The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder. The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God, and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical

way to protect our citizens. When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism. So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights, and human dignity. We’re standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to dying patients — to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic born alone in liberty is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we’ve also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Acroour country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes. The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith-based programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America’s air and water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.! b6 z# `2 k8 d. b& W( x2 Q When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted. All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America’s free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks. There are things I would do differently if given the chance. Yet I’ve always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some of the tough decisions I have made. But I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.. M! \& D. u( G* a: g

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient, and determined to strike again. America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

At the same time, we must continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism. Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we addrethese challenges — and others we cannot foresee tonight — America must maintain our moral clarity. I’ve often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world, and between the two of them there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere. Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense — and to advance the cause of peace.! s% t" V; a8 ?+ G

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism. America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom. This is a nation where citizens show calm in

times of danger, and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America’s character all around us. And Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America’s character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We’ve seen it in Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

' t- X4 W0 j9 SWe see America’s character in Bill Krissoff — a surgeon from California. His son, Nathan — a Marine — gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news: He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son. This good man was 60 years old — 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine. Lieutenant Commander Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America’s wounded warriors — and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these, we see the best of our country - resilient and hopeful, caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there’s more ahead. But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter, and never fail.It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your President. There have been good days and tough days. But every day I have been inspired by the greatneof our country, and uplifted by the goodneof our people. I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be honored to carry a title that means more to me than any other - citizen of the United States of America.

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time: Good night. May God blethis house and our next President. And may God bleyou and our wonderful country. Thank you. (Applause.)

各位公民:八年来,我有幸担任你们的总统。新世纪的第一个十年是一段意义重大的时期——一个时间分界点。今晚,我怀着一颗感谢的心,请求一个最后的机会,就我们一起走过的旅程以及国家的未来,与诸位分享一些想法。五天后,世界将目睹美国民主的活力。按照我们立国时的传统,总统之位将传给你们——美国人民所选择的继任者。站在国会山的台阶上的,将是一个其故事可以说明我们国家持久承诺的人。这是我们全国的希望与骄傲的深刻。我和所有美国人一起,向总统当选人奥巴马、他的妻子米歇儿以及他们两个美丽的女儿致以最美好的祝愿。 今晚,我满怀感激——感激副总统切尼以及行政成员们;感谢劳拉,她给这个家带来欢乐,给我的生活带来爱;感谢我们了不起的女儿芭芭拉和詹娜;感谢我的父母亲,他们的榜样为我提供了毕生的力量。最重要的是,我感谢美国人民给我的信任。我感谢你们的祈祷鼓舞了我的灵魂。我感谢你们在过去八年让我目睹了无数体现勇气、慷慨与仁慈的行动。

今晚,我的思绪回到我站在这个地方向你们致辞的第一个晚上——2001年9月11日。那天早上,恐怖分子夺走了近3000性命,这是自珍珠港事件以来,美国遭遇的最严重的袭击。我记得于三天后站在世贸中心的废墟中的情形,周围是全天候工作的救援人员。

我记得我跟那些在五角大楼烟雾弥漫的走廊里工作的勇敢灵魂谈话,跟那些登上93号航班最终成为英雄的人们的妻子们谈话。我记得阿琳·霍华德(Arlene Howard),她把已经陨落的儿子的police勋章给了我,提醒我我们失去了什么。我仍然戴着他的徽章。

随着时间的流逝,大多数美国人可以回归911之前的生活,但我就不能。每天早上,我都收到一份关于我国面临威胁的简报。我发誓要尽我所能保证我们的安全。塞上风论坛5 F5 e- l8 u- e

在过去七年,一个新的国土安全部成立了。军队、情报界以及FBI已经警告改造。我们的国家装备了新的工具去监控恐怖分子的活动,冻结他们的金融,打破他们的阴谋。而且在强大盟友的支持下,我们向恐怖分子以及那些支持他们的人们发起了战斗。塞上风论坛; P" [; K" p1 l% L0 x

阿富汗已经从塔利班窝藏基地组织、在大街上对妇女行石刑的国家变成一个年轻的民主体,与恐怖主义斗争,鼓励女孩子去上学。伊拉克已经从一个残暴的独裁国家和美国的死敌变成一个位于中东之心

的阿拉伯民主体,变成美国的朋友。

很多这些决定引起合法性的争论,但其结果却是无须争论的。七年多里,美国领土没有再遭遇又一次恐怖袭击。这要归功于那些日夜辛勤工作保卫我们的安全的人们——执法人员,情报分析家,国土安全和外交人员,以及美国武装部队的男女成员。

在危险时刻,公民自愿捍卫国家,这是我们国家之福。我珍惜与这些无私的爱国者以及他们的家人的会晤。美国欠你们一份感激。致今晚所有在聆听的全体男女军人:作为你们的三军总司令是至高无上的荣耀。我们的部队发起的战斗属于更为广泛的、两种根本不同的制度之间的斗争的一部分。在其中一种制度下,一小撮狂热分子要求全体服从一种压制性的意识形态,迫使妇女卑屈,杀害不信仰者。而另一种制度则是基于这样的信念:自由是万能的上帝赋予所有人的礼物,自由与正义照亮和平之路。: [4这是我们的立国信仰。从长期来看,推广这种信仰是保护我们公民的唯一可行办法。当人们生活在自由之中,他们就不会愿意选择追求恐怖主义运动的领袖。当人们对未来充满希望,他们就不会愿意把生命交给暴力与极端主义。

因此,美国在全世界推广人的自由、人的权利以及人的尊严。我们支持异见人士及年轻的民主体,提供爱滋病药物让濒临死亡的病人恢复生机,不让疟疾伤害母亲与婴儿。这个仅为自由而生的伟大共和国带领世界走向自由属于所有国家的新时期八年来,我们还努力扩大国内的机会与希望。在全国,学生们正起来满足公立学校提高了的标准。一种新的医疗处方药福利正为长者及残疾人带来内心的平静。每一个纳税人要支付的收入税减少了。-透过以信仰为基础的项目,上瘾者与受苦者找到了新希望。脆弱的生命得到更好的保护。用于退伍军人的资金几乎翻了一番。美国的空气、水和陆地更加清洁。而且联邦法官席上有了像法官阿利托(Sam Alito)和首席法官罗伯茨(John Roberts)这样睿智的新成员。 当我们的繁荣面临挑战,我们起来面对。面对金融崩溃的前景,我们采取了果断措施保护我们的经济。努力工作的家庭面临非常困难的时刻,但如果我们不采取行动,损失会严重得多。所有美国人团结在一起,凭着决心以及努力的工作,我们将让经济重上增长之路。我们将再一次向世界展示美国自由企业体系的弹性。和此前负责这个办公室所有人一样,我曾经历挫折。如果还有机会,在一些事情上我会改变做法。然而,我在做事的时候总是心怀我们国家的最佳利益。我按照我的良心,并做了我认为正确的事情。你可能不会同意我所作出的一些艰难决定。但我希望你们明白我愿意作出这些艰难的决定。 未来十年,我们的国家将面临更多艰难的选择,一些指引性的原则可以指明我们的方向。尽管我们的国家比七年前安全,我们的民众所面临的最严重威胁仍然是再度发生的恐怖袭击。我们的敌人很有耐心,决心再次袭击。美国没有寻求挑起冲突,也不应该遭受这些冲突。但我们已经肩负庄严的责任,我们必须面对。我们必须抵制自满。我们必须保持决心。我们绝不能放松警惕。

与此同时,我们必须继续怀着信心与明确的目标与世界接触。面对海外的威胁,转向内部寻求安慰是很有诱惑力的。但是我们必须拒绝孤立主义及作为其同伴的保护主义。在21世纪,国内的安全与繁荣有赖于自由在海外的扩大。如果美国不带领自由事业,这项事业就得不到指引。在我们解决这些挑战——以及其他一些我们无法在今晚预测的挑战时,美国必须维持我们的道德明确性。我经常跟你们说善与恶。这令一些人感到不舒服。但善恶存在于世上,两者之间不会有任何妥协。无论在何时何地,把杀害无辜者作为推广意识形态的手段都是错误的做法。让人们摆脱压迫和绝望是永远正确的。国家必须继续为正义和真理发言。我们必须始终愿意行动起来捍卫它们,推进和平的事业。塞上风论坛" h5 M1杰斐逊总统曾写道,“我喜欢未来的梦想更甚于过去的历史。”在我离开这个他于两个世纪前所在的地方时,我赞成他的这种乐观精神。美国是一个年轻的国家,充满活力、不断成长和自我更新。甚至在最艰难的时刻,我们都会放眼前面广阔的地平线。我对美国的诺言有信心,因为我知道我们人民的特质。这是一个鼓励移民为自由的梦想而冒险的国家。这是一个公民可以在危险的时刻表现平静,在苦难面前展示怜悯的国家。我们看到,我们周围就有美国特质的榜样。劳拉和我已经邀请当中一些人今晚到白宫。我们看到里卡斯钠博士(Dr. Tony Recasner)的美国特质,这位校长在卡特里娜飓风的废墟中开办一所新的特许学校。我们看到麦地那(Julio Medina)身上的美国特质,这位前囚犯带领一个以信仰为基础的项目,帮助囚犯重回社会。我们在上士麦达德(Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade)身上的美国特质,他负责

伊拉克的一次埋伏并拯救了三名同伴的海军陆战队队员。塞上风论坛7 A$ l1 ]: u9 @" y$ X

我们在克里斯托夫(Bill Krissoff)这位来自加州的外科医生身上看到美国特质。他的儿子内森(Nathan)是一位海军陆战队队员,在伊拉克献出了生命。当我和克里斯托夫及其家人会面时,他带来了一些令人吃惊的新闻:他告诉我,他像加入海军医疗队以纪念他的儿子。这位好人60岁了---比年龄上限大了18岁。 但他的豁免申请得到了批准,而且在过去的一年里,他已经接受战地医学训练。克里斯夫少校今晚不能出席,因为他很快就要部署到伊拉克,在那里,他将帮忙拯救美国受伤的勇士,维护他已逝儿子的遗产。

从这些公民身上,我们看到了我们国家最美好的一面——弹性与希望,关怀与强大。这些优点让我对美国怀着不可动摇的信念。我们曾面临危险与考验,前面还会有更多危险与考验。但凭着人民的勇气,以及我们对理想的信心,这个伟大的国家永不疲惫永不动摇永不失败。塞上风论坛0 o' K$ P; A8担任你们的总统是我一生的荣幸。我们有过好日子也有过艰难日子。但每一天,我都因我们国家的伟大而受到鼓舞,都因我们民众的善良感到振奋。能够代表我们所爱的这个国家,这是我的福份。我将永远为一个比其他任何头衔更有意义的身份而感到荣幸:美利坚合众国公民。( I7 V. ^% Y! |) D6 |* ~. o 最后,我的美国同胞们:晚安。愿上帝保佑白宫和我们的下一任总统。愿上帝保佑你们和我们了不起的国家。谢谢你们。(星岛环球网翻译)

奥巴马就职演讲

My fellow citizens:

各位同胞:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

今天我站在这里,为眼前的重责大任感到谦卑,对各位的信任心怀感激,对先贤的牺牲铭记在心。我要谢谢布什总统为这个国家的服务,也感 谢他在政权转移期间的宽厚和配合。

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

四十四位美国人发表过总统就职誓言,这些誓词或是在繁荣富强及和平宁静之际发表,或是在乌云密布,时局动荡之时。在艰困的时候,美国 能箕裘相继,不仅因为居高位者有能力或愿景,也因为人民持续对先人的抱负有信心,也忠于创建我国的法统。

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

因此,美国才能承继下来。因此,这一代美国人必须承继下去。

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have

been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

现在大家都知道我们正置身危机核心,我国正处于对抗深远暴力和憎恨的战争。我们的经济元气大伤,是某些人贪婪且不负责任的后果,也是 大众未能做出艰难的选择,为国家进入新时代做淮备所致。许多人失去房子,丢了工作,生意垮了。我们的医疗照护太昂贵,学校教育辜负了 许多人。每天都有更多证据显示,我们利用能源的方式壮大我们的对敌,威胁我们的星球。

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Lemeasurable but no leprofound is a sapping of confidence acroour land - a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

这些都是得自资料和统计数据的危机指标。比较无法测量但同样深沉的,是举国信心尽失—持续担心美国将无可避免地衰退,也害怕下一代一 定会眼界变低。

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met.

今天我要告诉各位,我们面临的挑战是真的,挑战非常严重,且不在少数。它们不是可以轻易,或在短时间内解决。但是,美国要了解,这些 挑战会被解决。

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.在这一天,我们聚在一起,因为我们选择希望而非恐惧,有意义的团结而非纷争和不合。

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

在这一天,我们来此宣示,那些无用的抱怨和虚伪的承诺已终结,那些扭曲我们政治已久的相互指控和陈旧教条已终结。

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

我们仍是个年轻的国家,但借用圣经的话,摆脱幼稚事物的时刻到来了,重申我们坚忍精神的时刻到来了,选择我们更好的历史,实践那种代 代传承的珍贵权利,那种高贵的理念:就是上帝的应许,我们每个人都是平等的,每个人都是自由的,每个人都应该有机会追求全然的幸福。

In reaffirming the greatneof our nation, we understand that greatneis never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their

labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

再次肯定我们国家的伟大,我们了解伟大绝非赐予而来,必须努力达成。我们的旅程从来就不是抄捷径或很容易就满足。这条路一直都不是给 不勇敢的人走的,那些偏好逸乐胜过工作,或者只想追求名利就满足的人。恰恰相反,走这条路的始终是勇于冒险的人,做事的人,成事的人 ,其中有些人很出名,但更常见的是在各自岗位上的男男女女无名英雄,在这条漫长崎区的道路上支撑我们,迈向繁荣与自由。For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled acrooceans in search of a new life.为了我们,他们携带很少的家当,远渡重洋,追寻新生活。

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.为了我们,他们胼手胝足,在西部安顿下来;忍受风吹雨打,筚路蓝缕。

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sanh.

为了我们,他们奋斗不懈,在康科特和盖茨堡,诺曼地和溪山等地葬身。

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

前人不断的奋斗与牺牲,直到双手皮开肉绽,我们才能享有比较好的生活。他们将美国视为大于所有个人企图心总和的整体,超越出身、财富 或小圈圈的差异。

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no leproductive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no leinventive, our goods and services no leneeded than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.这是我们今天继续前进的旅程。我们仍旧是全球最繁荣强盛的国家。这场危机爆发时,我们的劳工生产力并未减弱。我们的心智一样创新,我 们的产品和劳务和上周或上个月或去年相比,一样是必需品。我们的能力并未减损。但是我们墨守成规、维护狭小利益、推迟引人不悦的决定 ,这段时期肯定已经过去。从今天起,我们必须重新出发、再次展开再造美国的工程。

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harnethe sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

我们无论朝何处望去,都有工作必须完成。经济情势需要大胆、迅速的行动,我们将有所行动,不光是创造新工作,更要奠定成长的新基矗 我们将造桥铺路,为企业兴建电力网格与数位线路,将我们联系在一起。我们将让科学回归合适的用途,运用科技的奇迹来提高医疗品质并降 低费用。我们将利用太阳能、风力和土壤作为汽车的燃料和工厂的能源。我们将让中小学及大专院校转型,因应新时代的需要。这些我们可以 作到。我们也将会作到。

布什离职演讲文稿2016-12-02 18:32:59 | #3楼回目录

George W. Bush: "This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth."

Thank you. Fellow citizens, for eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your president.

The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence, a time set apart.

Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share

some thoughts on the journey we have traveled together and the future of our nation.

Five days from now, the world will witnethe vitality of American democracy. In a tradition dating back to our founding, the presidency will pato a

successor chosen by you, the American people. Standing on the steps of the Capitol will be a man whose history reflects the enduring promise of our land.

This is a moment of hope and pride for our whole nation. And I join all

Americans in offering best wishes to President-elect Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their two beautiful girls.

Tonight, I am filled with gratitude to Vice President Cheney and members of the administration; to Laura, who brought joy to this house and love to my life; to our wonderful daughters, Barbara and Jenna; to my parents, whose

examples have provided strength for a lifetime.

And above all, I thank the American people for the trust you have given me. I thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirits. And I thank you for the countleacts of courage, generosity and grace that I have witnessed these past eight years.

This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house, September 11, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor.

I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke- filled corridors at the Pentagon and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93.

I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son's police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. And I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community and the FBI have been

transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists' movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots.

And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school.

Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions, but there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil day and night to keep us safe -- law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States armed forces.

Our nation is blessed to have citizens who volunteer to defend us in this time of danger. I have cherished meeting these selflepatriots and their families. And America owes you a debt of gratitude.

And to all our men and women in uniform listening tonight, there has been no higher honor than serving as your commander in chief.

The battles waged by our troops are part of a broader struggle between two dramatically different systems. Under one, a small band of fanatics demands total obedience to an oppressive ideology, condemns women to subservience, and marks unbelievers for murder.

The other system is based on the conviction that freedom is the universal gift of Almighty God and that liberty and justice light the path to peace.

This is the belief that gave birth to our nation. And in the long run, advancing this belief is the only practical way to protect our citizens.

When people live in freedom, they do not willingly choose leaders who pursue campaigns of terror. When people have hope in the future, they will not cede their lives to violence and extremism.

So around the world, America is promoting human liberty, human rights and human dignity. We are standing with dissidents and young democracies, providing AIDS medicine to bring dying patients back to life, and sparing

mothers and babies from malaria. And this great republic, born alone in liberty, is leading the world toward a new age when freedom belongs to all nations.

For eight years, we have also strived to expand opportunity and hope here at home. Acroour country, students are rising to meet higher standards in public schools. A new Medicare prescription drug benefit is bringing peace of mind to seniors and the disabled. Every taxpayer pays lower income taxes.

The addicted and suffering are finding new hope through faith- based

programs. Vulnerable human life is better protected. Funding for our veterans has nearly doubled. America's air, water and lands are measurably cleaner. And the federal bench includes wise new members, like Justice Sam Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

When challenges to our prosperity emerged, we rose to meet them. Facing the prospect of a financial collapse, we took decisive measures to safeguard our economy. These are very tough times for hardworking families, but the toll would be far worse if we had not acted.

All Americans are in this together. And together, with determination and hard work, we will restore our economy to the path of growth. We will show the world once again the resilience of America's free enterprise system.

Like all who have held this office before me, I have experienced setbacks and there are things I would do differently, if given the chance.

Yet, I've always acted with the best interests of our country in mind. I have

followed my conscience and done what I thought was right. You may not agree with some tough decisions I have made, but I hope you can agree that I was willing to make the tough decisions.

The decades ahead will bring more hard choices for our country, and there are some guiding principles that should shape our course.

While our nation is safer than it was seven years ago, the gravest threat to our people remains another terrorist attack. Our enemies are patient and

determined to strike again.

America did nothing to seek or deserve this conflict. But we have been given solemn responsibilities, and we must meet them. We must resist complacency. We must keep our resolve. And we must never let down our guard.

At the same time, we just continue to engage the world with confidence and clear purpose. In the face of threats from abroad, it can be tempting to seek comfort by turning inward. But we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism.

Retreating behind our borders would only invite danger. In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.

As we addrethese challenges, and others we cannot foresee tonight, America must maintain our moral clarity.

I have often spoken to you about good and evil, and this has made some uncomfortable. But good and evil are present in this world and between the two, there can be no compromise. Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere.

Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right. This nation must continue to speak out for justice and truth. We must always be willing to act in their defense and to advance the cause of peace.

President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." As I leave the house he occupied two centuries ago, I share that optimism.

America is a young country, full of vitality, constantly growing and renewing itself. And even in the toughest times, we lift our eyes to the broad horizon ahead.

I have confidence in the promise of America because I know the character of our people. This is a nation that inspires immigrants to risk everything for the dream of freedom.

This is a nation where citizens show calm in times of danger and compassion in the face of suffering. We see examples of America's character all around us,

and Laura and I have invited some of them to join us in the White House this evening.

We see America's character in Dr. Tony Recasner, a principal who opened a new charter school from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. We see it in Julio Medina, a former inmate who leads a faith-based program to help prisoners returning to society. We see it in Staff Sgt. Aubrey McDade, who charged into an ambush in Iraq and rescued three of his fellow Marines.

We see America's character in Bill Krissoff, a surgeon from California. His son Nathan, a Marine, gave his life in Iraq. When I met Dr. Krissoff and his family, he delivered some surprising news. He told me he wanted to join the Navy Medical Corps in honor of his son.

This good man was 60 years old, 18 years above the age limit. But his petition for a waiver was granted, and for the past year he has trained in battlefield medicine.

Lt. Cmdr. Krissoff could not be here tonight, because he will soon deploy to Iraq, where he will help save America's wounded warriors and uphold the legacy of his fallen son.

In citizens like these we see the best of our country, resilient and hopeful,

caring and strong. These virtues give me an unshakable faith in America. We have faced danger and trial, and there is more ahead.

But with the courage of our people and confidence in our ideals, this great nation will never tire, never falter and never fail.

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as your president. There have been good days and tough days. But every day, I have been inspired by the greatneof our country and uplifted by the goodneof our people.

I have been blessed to represent this nation we love. And I will always be

honored to carry a title that means more to me than any Other -- citizen of the United States of America.

And so, my fellow Americans, for the final time, good night. May God blethis house and our next president. And may God bleyou and our wonderful country.

.为大家做美国总统是我一生中的荣耀,今晚,我带着感恩的心,让我有最后一次机会跟大家分享我过去八年的想法,以及我为这个国家所做的什么。

没有人能够否认美国经济的繁荣与活力。美国总统即将交给一个由你们选出来的优秀的继任人。

我要恭喜奥巴马,他的夫人和他的两个女儿,我要谢谢副总统切尼,还有我所有的官员。还有我的夫人劳拉在一生中为我作出的贡献。这个演讲也要献给我的父母一生中对我的养育之恩。我感谢美国人民给我的宽容,对我在过去八年来的支持。

今晚,我在这里发表最后的演说,我会想到八年前的那一年,我们也遇到了美国史上最严重的一次恐怖袭击。三天以后,救援人员赶到现场,我还记得当时和周围的官员执行沟通,我非常的痛心。 我对于飞机上失事的人感到非常的遗憾。我对于美国的这些英雄,他们献出了自己宝贵的生命,也献出了对美国的忠心,我到现在还记得这些美国的英雄人物。每天早上,我在接受到简报的时候,我发誓我将尽一切的努力保护美国人民的安全。

在过去七年时间,我们的国土安全得到了前所未有的改善,军事情报和FBI都得到了改变和改善。为了保护国土安全,突破国外恐怖分子的情报,我们都已经进入到了反恐的前线。

阿富汗也得到了前所未有的改变,阿富汗迎来了民主,他们迎来了第一批民主选民。他们得到我们的支持,我们也愿意在以后继续和他们前行。

中东是我们关注的地方,这个决定引来了很多的争议,但是对于结果我们没有任何争议。但是美国过去七年来没有遭受任何一次恐怖袭击,这是所有人的努力。法律部门、情报部门、国土安全局,美国男女都为此作出了巨大的努力。美国受到了上帝的保佑,在危难时刻我们一起渡过,我珍惜这些所做的贡献。今天在场的所有人,他们有至高的荣誉,我们未能完成的战争,第一,我们在意识形态上面临着巨大的挑战,我们打击那些恐怖主义。第二点是自由主义,自由是上天给予我们的礼物,我们应该珍惜,这是上天给每一个美国人的礼物。我们相信这也是保护每一个人的唯一的途径。只有生活在自由中,我们才能够拥有最高的勇气去战胜恐怖主义。在全世界,美国也在推行人权主义,我们推行的是尊严。在这样的一个伟大的国家,我们是与解放自由相结合在一起的。在八年的时间里。

我们也不断的在为未来做各种各样的努力。教育体制得到了各种各样的改变,保健体系也得到了改善。为残疾人士提供了很多的优惠。

我们也看到,比瑞科瑞萨芙他在加州,他的儿子为反恐战争献出了生命,他告诉我他想参加海军,来表达他对他儿子的爱心。我对这些人感到无比的感动。在过去的时间,他们在医药保健领域也涌现了很多优秀的人物。但是在这些领域,有些人不能到常像这样的民众,我们看到了美国最好的一面,他们为我展现无限伟大的未来。他们让我们相信,美国人拥有信心和勇气。这样一个伟大的国家,永远不会退休。永远不会失败。作为总统,我觉得这是我至上的荣誉。在好的日子和艰难的日子,我都这样认为。像我之前的讲话一样,我相信如果再给我一次机会,很多事情我会选择不同的做法。但是我相信我的出发点都是以美国的利益为重。也许你们不同意我的某些强硬的决策。但是,过去的几十年来,我们确实也面临许多巨大的挑战,我们必须要作出艰难的选择。七年以后我们的国家变得更加安全,当然,还是面临着恐怖袭击的威胁。我们愿意继续的与恐怖主义做斗争。我们肩负重任,我们必须迎向这些挑战。我们必须继续保持决心,我们也不能让这些保佑美国的人失望。

我们希望为世界注入信心,当然,也会有短暂的挫折,保护主义是我们必须要警觉的。在二十一世纪,安全和希望建立在全球自由的基础上,如果美国不走自由的道路,就没有人能够信服。这些威胁是我们无法预见的。我们必须要保持着道德的清晰。整个世界上会有好的与邪恶的东西,但是这可能会让很多人感到不安,但是我们必须要说,我们必须要承认他的存在,去面对这些邪恶的东西。美国民族必须要继续为伸张正义而前行。为和平而努力,我喜欢未来胜过于过去。我在上任时就保持着这样的信念,美国是一个拥有多元化的国家,在最困难的时候,我们也将眼光放得长远。我有信心,因为我知道美国民族的性格,因为美国人愿意牺牲任何事情来实现美国的梦想。我们看到许多典型的例子,劳拉和我也邀请他们来到白宫,今天晚上我们将共聚一堂。在卡特里拉期间,我们看到有优秀的老师为学生打开了一个庇护所.

我感受到了美国人民的伟大。我受到上天的保佑,感受美国人民的支持。我永远会记住这些时刻。永远会记住美国民众的支持。我今天晚上向大家作出告别,我希望美国继续保佑美国。谢谢!

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