You will see the President being very, very tough on spending.
When you poll all of the economists, uh, across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all, or maybe not all, but 95 of them 96 of them would say you know we really have got a powerful economy.
There are opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, so yes back home we are talking about investment opportunities in Morocco for various sectors of our economy and we will continue to do that.
The U.S. views Morocco as an important friend, and we applaud your political and economic reforms that culminated with the recent parliamentary elections that were widely reported to have been conducted in a fair and open manner.
Let me tell you the basic fundamental principle by which we sit down and negotiate agreements with our friends nobody wins unless we all win.
I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well.
I will continue to stay very focused on the economy.
I mean, there is no question about the fact that we had a boom in our economy and in the stock market in the late nineties and in 2000.
As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital.
And so there are so many good things going on all across Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers.
And I am one that says that our economy has done so well and recovered as strong as it has because of the President's leadership.
All Moroccans are justifiably proud of the development of democratic institutions in Morocco.
At the very outset I want to say how the people of America appreciate the steadfast support of the people of Morocco, the leadership of Morocco in our war against terrorism.
Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits.
Today, more than ever, we are conscious of the importance of spectrum-related technology for our national defense and homeland security.
Laura Bush is the same way. I mean, they both, um, understand, they understand the challenges of the moment and understand the responsibilities, he understands the responsibilities he has to protect the national security of America as well as the economic security of America.
As far as Iraq is concerned, let's not forget what the UNSCR is about, that the main consideration in Iraq is that there is a leader who has been developing weapons of mass destruction, and has been violating UN resolutions for over a decade.
Well, you can, but tell you this, that when you've got an economy that is growing at 4.9 it is the fastest growth over the last 12 months we've seen in 20 years.
As you know, I spent 30 years of my life in the private sector.
You know, the one principle that we ought to continue, continue to rest on is we are going to be the number one economy in the world.
Movies are not a tangible experience. You go to a theater and watch a movie. It plays to you. This was an opportunity to bring a piece of Hollywood and piece of the movie literally around the globe.
With the first 'Pirates,' we believe we elevated pirates to pirate chic. It's not about the pirates you knew about 10 years ago. It just seemed these things were meant to be together, these movies and this race.
It's partisan politics, people trying to discredit somebody else so then they can make themselves look better.
We believe that it is through economic development and economic growth that we will lead the world to greater peace and prosperity.
Our election in America sent a message to the world that America is behind our President to lead this world toward a world of peace and prosperity.