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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iv] Monday, September 1, 2003 Volume 39--Number 35 Pages 1105-1126 Contents WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Minnesota, Bush-Cheney luncheon in St. Paul--1106 Missouri American Legion National Convention in St. Louis--1110 Dinner for Senator Christopher S. ``Kit'' Bond in St. Louis-- 1115 Radio address--1105 Communications to Congress Federal employees, letter transmitting an alternative plan for locality pay increases--1121 Federal expenditures for climate change programs and activities, letter transmitting report--1123 Communications to Federal Agencies Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning, memorandum--1124 Export-Import Bank Support for U.S. Exports to Iraq, memorandum-- 1121 Letters and Messages 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ``I Have a Dream'' speech, message--1122 Proclamations Family Day--1123 To Extend Duty-Free Treatment for Certain Agricultural Products of Israel--1119 Women's Equality Day--1115 Statements by the President Death of John J. Rhodes--1106 India, terrorist bombings in Mumbai--1106 Report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board--1114 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1126 Checklist of White House press releases--1125 Digest of other White House announcements--1124 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1125 Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on August 29, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in this issue will be printed next week. [[Page iv]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1105]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1105-1106] Monday, September 1, 2003 Volume 39--Number 35 Pages 1105-1126 Week Ending Friday, August 29, 2003 The President's Radio Address August 23, 2003 Good morning. Earlier this week, terrorists struck the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. The U.N. personnel and Iraqi citizens killed in the bombings were engaged in a purely humanitarian mission. Men and women in the building were working on reconstruction, medical care for Iraqis, and the distribution of food. Among the dead was Sergio Vieira de Mello, the U.N. Representative for Iraq, a good man serving an important cause. On the same day, a terrorist in Jerusalem murdered 20 innocent people riding a bus, including 5 Americans. The killer had concealed under his clothing a bomb filled with metal fragments, designed to kill and injure the greatest number of people possible. Among the 110 people hurt were 40 children. These two bombings reveal once again the nature of the terrorists and why they must be defeated. In their malicious view of the world, no one is innocent. Relief workers and infants alike are targeted for murder. Terrorism may use religion as a disguise, but terrorism violates every religion and every standard of decency and morality. The terrorists have declared war on every free nation and all our citizens. Their goals are clear. They want more governments to resemble the oppressive Taliban that once ruled Afghanistan. Terrorists commit atrocities because they want the civilized world to flinch and retreat so they can impose their totalitarian vision. There will be no flinching in this war on terror, and there will be no retreat. From Afghanistan to Iraq to the Philippines and elsewhere, we are waging a campaign against the terrorists and their allies wherever they gather, wherever they plan, and wherever they act. This campaign requires sacrifice, determination, and resolve, and we will see it through. Iraq is an essential front in this war. Now we're fighting terrorists and remnants of that regime who have everything to lose from the advance of freedom in the heart of the Middle East. In most of Iraq, there is steady movement toward reconstruction and a stable, self-governing society. This progress makes the remaining terrorists even more desperate and willing to lash out against symbols of order and hope like coalition forces and U.N. personnel. The world will not be intimidated. A violent few will not determine the future of Iraq, and there will be no return to the days of Saddam Hussein's torture chambers and mass graves. Working with Iraqis, coalition forces are on the offensive against these killers. Aided by increasing flow of intelligence from ordinary Iraqis, we are stepping up raids, seizing enemy weapons, and capturing enemy leaders. The United States, the United Nations, and the civilized world will continue to stand with the people of Iraq as they reclaim their nation and their future. We're determined as well not to let murderers decide the future of the Middle East. A Palestinian state will never be built on a foundation of violence. The hopes of that state and the security of Israel both depend on an unrelenting campaign against terror, waged by all parties in the region. In the Middle East, true peace has deadly enemies. Yet America will be a consistent friend of every leader who works for peace by actively opposing violence. All nations of the world face a challenge and a choice. In continued acts of murder and destruction, terrorists are testing our will, hoping we will weaken and withdraw. Yet across the world, they are finding that our will cannot be shaken. Whatever the hardships, we will persevere. We will continue this war on terror until all the killers are brought to justice, and we will prevail. Thank you for listening. [[Page 1106]] Note: The address was recorded at 10:30 a.m. on August 22 in Bend, OR, for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on August 23. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on August 22 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this address. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1106] Monday, September 1, 2003 Volume 39--Number 35 Pages 1105-1126 Week Ending Friday, August 29, 2003 Statement on the Terrorist Bombings in Mumbai, India August 25, 2003 I strongly condemn the bombings in Mumbai, India, which killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more. Acts of terror are intended to sow fear and chaos among free peoples. I hope that the perpetrators of these murders will be identified quickly and brought to justice. On behalf of all Americans, I send condolences to all affected by today's tragedy and to the Government and people of India. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1106] Monday, September 1, 2003 Volume 39--Number 35 Pages 1105-1126 Week Ending Friday, August 29, 2003 Statement on the Death of John J. Rhodes August 25, 2003 John Rhodes was a statesman and a leader in the United States Congress. He was admired by Republicans and Democrats alike for his 30 years of tireless work for the people he represented and the country he loved. Laura joins me in sending our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Elizabeth, and the entire Rhodes family. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1106-1110] Monday, September 1, 2003 Volume 39--Number 35 Pages 1105-1126 Week Ending Friday, August 29, 2003 Remarks at a Bush-Cheney Luncheon in St. Paul, Minnesota August 26, 2003 Thanks for the warm welcome. I appreciate such a huge response for our invitation to come for a little light meal. [Laughter] It's an honor to be back in the beautiful State of Minnesota and two such vibrant cities. The temperature differential is nice too, I might add. [Laughter] I came up from Crawford today. What I really want to do is thank you for your support and your friendship and to let you know that today we're laying the groundwork for what is going to be a great national victory in November of 2004. I appreciate the fact that you have contributed, but I want you to know I'm going to count on you to contribute more. I need you to tell your neighbors, and for those of you who go to coffee shops, you be telling them in the coffee shops that this President and this administration will continue to work for a positive and hopeful vision for every single American.
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