Statement in Advance of President Bush's Speech to the U.N.
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today in advance of President Bush's speech tomorrow to
the United Nations General Assembly:
Bushs speech tomorrow offers an excellent opportunity to show
his commitment to securing a United Nations mandate for an international
force to bring security and stability to Iraq. Regrettably, President
Bushs comments, in news reports today, raise serious concerns
that he will miss yet another opportunity in Iraq.
effort in Iraq needs significant, immediate international assistance.
It is clear that many in the international community would be more
willing to help if the UN had a meaningful role in rebuilding Iraq.
Instead of implying that it is still preferable for the United States
to go it alone, President Bushs speech should commit to working
cooperatively with, rather than dictating to, the international
community. We must not continue to go it alone."