For Immediate Release
October 18, 2002
The Iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace.
This regime is armed with biological and chemical weapons, possesses
ballistic missiles, promotes international terror and seeks nuclear
Every nation that shares in the benefits of peace also shares
in the duty of defending peace. The time has come once again for the
UN to live up to the purposes of its founding to protect our common
For 11 years, the Iraqi regime has become highly skilled in the
techniques of deception and has frustrated the work of international
inspectors. The regime is free to continue saying whatever it chooses;
its fate depends entirely on what it actually does. America has
never sought to dominate or conquer, but to liberate. Our desire is to
help Iraqi citizens find the blessings of liberty within their own
culture and their own traditions.
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