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  • Comparing the Coverage: London Vs. Washington Reporting on Prime Minister Blair's Remarks 11/14/06
  • President's Statement on the Saddam Hussein Verdict 11/5/06
  • Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Iraq 10/28/06
  • Setting the Record Straight: Mainstream Media Reports Inaccurate; Distort Prime Minister Maliki's Press Conference 10/26/06
  • Press Conference by the President 10/25/06
  • President's Radio Address 10/21/06
  • President Bush Meets with Organizations that Support the United States Military in Iraq and Afghanistan 10/20/06
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    For more than a decade, Saddam Hussein has deceived and defied the will and resolutions of the United Nations Security Council by, among other things: continuing to seek and develop chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and prohibited long-range missiles; brutalizing the Iraqi people, including committing gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity; supporting international terrorism; refusing to release or account for prisoners of war and other missing individuals from the Gulf War era; refusing to return stolen Kuwaiti property; and working to circumvent the UN's economic sanctions.

    A Decade of Deception and Defiance serves as a background paper for President George W. Bush's September 12th speech to the United Nations General Assembly. This document provides specific examples of how Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has systematically and continually violated 16 United Nations Security Council resolutions over the past decade. This document is not designed to catalogue all of the violations of UN resolutions or other abuses of Saddam Hussein's regime over the years.

    The Administration will periodically provide information on these and other aspects of the threat posed to the international community by Saddam Hussein.

    Read "A Decade of Deception and Defiance" (html) (pdf)


    In 1995, after four years of deception, Iraq finally admitted it had a crash nuclear weapons program prior to the Gulf War. Learn more...

    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 Hussein’s outlaw regime. To do otherwise is to “hope against the evidence” – including the systematic defiance of 16 UN Security Council resolutions. Learn more...

    The President drew attention to other critical issues and the responsibilities the US and the UN must bear.

    The President outlined two visions of Iraq’s future. Learn more...

    The following timeline details the Iraqi regimes repeated pattern of accepting inspections "without conditions" and then demanding conditions, often at gunpoint. Learn more...


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