Remarks by President Bush After Signing Book of Condolences

14 Oct, 2005, 01:00 ET from White House Press Office

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of
 remarks by President Bush after signing the book of condolences.
 
     Pakistan Embassy
     Washington, D.C.
 
     10:46 A.M. EDT
 
     THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Ambassador, thank you for having us.  I'm here to
 express the condolences of the American people to those who suffered mightily
 as a result of the earthquake that struck your country.  There's been a lot of
 loss of life, and Americans pray for those families who have lost a loved one.
    There's been a lot of damage, and we want to help in any way we can.  I
 told the Ambassador that -- reminded him what I told President Musharraf -- I
 said -- once talked to him, I said Pakistan is a friend, and America will
 help.  We've moved a lot of military equipment in there.  We're helping with
 humanitarian aid.  So not only will we offer our prayers, but we'll offer our
 help, and help the people and help the government, help this great nation get
 back on its feet.
     Thank you for having us.
 
     END              10:47 A.M. EDT
 
 

SOURCE White House Press Office
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of
 remarks by President Bush after signing the book of condolences.
 
     Pakistan Embassy
     Washington, D.C.
 
     10:46 A.M. EDT
 
     THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Ambassador, thank you for having us.  I'm here to
 express the condolences of the American people to those who suffered mightily
 as a result of the earthquake that struck your country.  There's been a lot of
 loss of life, and Americans pray for those families who have lost a loved one.
    There's been a lot of damage, and we want to help in any way we can.  I
 told the Ambassador that -- reminded him what I told President Musharraf -- I
 said -- once talked to him, I said Pakistan is a friend, and America will
 help.  We've moved a lot of military equipment in there.  We're helping with
 humanitarian aid.  So not only will we offer our prayers, but we'll offer our
 help, and help the people and help the government, help this great nation get
 back on its feet.
     Thank you for having us.
 
     END              10:47 A.M. EDT
 
 SOURCE  White House Press Office