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Bush Offers Message of Strength, Hope For 2005

President Bush has delivered a message of hope, strength and gratitude in his New Year's Day message to the nation.

Mr. Bush says the United States will go forward in 2005 with "confidence and faith" in the future, and will persevere in the war against terrorism.

He praised the U.S. military men and women for their bravery, which he says brought freedom to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Bush also pledged to continue battling disease, hunger and poverty at home and abroad. He says the United States will work to get more aid to tsunami victims, and together the world will prevail over the destruction.