Later in September 2001, the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in the US acted as an eye-opener to Bush and his administration. He had overlooked a lot of issues in his earlier speech, which was supposed to serve as an outline of his administrative plans and strategies.
His 2005 re-election may have come as a surprise to many as he had achieved very little during his first term. Upon his declaration of the war on terror, marked by intensive military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush succeeded in further fuelling the conflict between Islam and America. 2005 saw Bush emerge with a new message to America and the world; he was going to go to work hard to defend America and would not let any person, group, or nation jeopardize America’s peace and security.