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Denial and Deception

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2003

President's Remarks on Iraq 1/14/03

Excerpt from Remarks by President Bush and Polish President Kwasniewski in Photo Opportunity
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Question: Sir. Mr. President, the U.N. weapons inspectors say they need until --

PRESIDENT BUSH: Is it Steve or Scott?

Question: The weapons inspectors say they need until March, maybe six months, maybe a year. Is this what you had in mind when you went to the U.N. back in September?

PRESIDENT BUSH: What I have in mind for Saddam Hussein is to disarm. The United Nations spoke with one voice. We said, we expect Saddam Hussein, for the sake of peace, to disarm. That's the question: Is Saddam Hussein disarming? He's been given 11 years to disarm. And so the world came together and we have given him one last chance to disarm. So far, I haven't seen any evidence that he is disarming.

Time is running out on Saddam Hussein. He must disarm. I'm sick and tired of games and deception. And that's my view of timetables.

Thank you all very much.

END 11:38 A.M. EST

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