September the 11, 2001, moved our country to grief -- and moved our
country to action. We made a pledge that day, and we have kept it: We will
bring the guilty to justice; we will take the fight to the enemy.
Listing recent achievements reached in Iraq, President George W. Bush holds a press conference in the Rose Garden, Wednesday, July 23, 2003. Standing with the President are Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Presidential Envoy to Iraq Ambassador Paul Bremer. White House photo by Paul Morse.
In thanking Ambassador Bremer Wednesday, President Bush said, "The nations
in our coalition are determined to help the Iraqi people recover from
years of tyranny. And we are determined to help build a free, and
sovereign, and democratic nation."
On September 12, President Bush called on the United Nations
to live up to its founding purpose and confront the grave and
gathering danger of Saddam Husseins outlaw regime. To do otherwise
is to hope against the evidence including the systematic
defiance of 16 UN Security Council resolutions.