Stalling for Time: USA
Today, we face a threat against the security of our people and the honor of the United States. While we have accepted values of common decency, it seems that the Iranians do not share our widespread support for freedom. A group of Iranian students have taken more than 50 fellow Americans hostage, thereby separating them from their loved ones, stripping their liberties, and making them victims of anarchy. It is our job as leaders to ensure that no American blood is spilled, while maintaining our set of national ideals.