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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, December 16, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 2137-2166 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Appointments and Nominations; Meetings With Foreign Leaders Business Strengthening America's ``Day of Service''--2143 Kennedy Center Honors reception--2138 Pennsylvania, White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Philadelphia--2152 Radio address--2138 Smallpox vaccination plan, announcement--2162 Appointments and Nominations Securities and Exchange Commission, Chairman, remarks--2146 Treasury Department, Secretary, remarks--2141 White House Office, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, remarks--2161 Communications to Federal Agencies Authorization To Furnish Drawdown Assistance to the Iraqi Opposition Under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, memorandum--2141 Communications to Federal Agencies--Continued Designation of Officers of the Office of Science and Technology Policy To Act as Director, memorandum--2162 Designations Under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, memorandum--2140 Report to the Congress Regarding Conditions in Burma and U.S. Policy Toward Burma, memorandum--2152 Executive Orders Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations--2156 President's Commission on the United States Postal Service--2151 Responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and the Agency for International Development With Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives--2160 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Roosevelt Room--2147 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on December 13, 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. 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. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Joint Statements President George W. Bush and President Emomali Rahmonov on the Relationship Between the United States of America and the Republic of Tajikistan--2149 United States of America, the Republic of Kenya, and Ethiopia--2148 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Ethiopia, Prime Minister Meles--2148 Kenya, President Moi--2148 Tajikistan, President Rahmonov--2149 Turkey, AK Party Chairman Erdogan--2147 Proclamations Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week--2143 Proclamations--Continued National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day--2137 Statements by the President Indonesia, peace agreement--2142 National Strategy To Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction--2150 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2166 Checklist of White House press releases--2165 Digest of other White House announcements--2164 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2165 [[Page 2137]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2137] Pages 2137-2166 Week Ending Friday, December 13, 2002 Proclamation 7633--National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2002 December 6, 2002 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Early on a quiet Sunday morning on December 7, 1941, aircraft of the Empire of Japan, without provocation or warning, attacked the United States forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. More than 2,400 Americans died that day and another 1,100 were wounded, in what was the start of a long and terrible war against the forces of fascism, tyranny, and imperialism. Out of that surprise attack grew a steadfast resolve to defend the freedoms on which our Nation was founded. From the ruins of Pearl Harbor, America built the strongest Navy in the world and emerged as a superpower to lead a coalition of allies to victory over evil in World War II. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines fought and won many crucial battles, defeating history's most powerful tyranny. Our Nation must always remember the heroism, dedication, and sacrifice of those who served. Their courage in battle continues to inspire us today as our Armed Forces fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and around the world. The men and women who fought for America at Pearl Harbor not only protected our Nation, but also helped to shape its character. Nine Americans who fell had Navy ships named after them, and 15 men earned the Medal of Honor for bravery, with 10 of them awarded the Medal posthumously. As we remember the lost on what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called ``a date which will live in infamy,'' I encourage our veterans to share their experiences with our youth so that new generations can learn about this important moment in our history. Today, we salute our veterans of Pearl Harbor and World War II, whose sacrifices saved democracy during a dark hour. In their memory, a new generation of our Armed Forces goes forward against new enemies in a new era. Once again, we pledge to defend freedom, secure our homeland, and advance peace around the world. Americans have been tested before, and our Nation will triumph again. The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 7, 2002, as ``National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.'' Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2002, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn occasion with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff this and every December 7 in honor of those who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- seventh. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., December 10, 2002] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on December 11. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. [[Page 2138]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2138] Pages 2137-2166 Week Ending Friday, December 13, 2002 The President's Radio Address December 7, 2002 Good morning. This weekend is the deadline for the Iraqi regime to fully disclose to the U.N. Security Council all of its weapons of mass destruction. Disarming that regime is a central commitment of the war on terror. We must, and we will, prevent terrorist groups and outlaw regimes from threatening the American people with catastrophic harm. Saddam Hussein has been under a duty to disarm for more than a decade, yet he has consistently and systematically violated that obligation and undermined U.N. inspections. And he only admitted to a massive biological weapons program after being confronted with the evidence. Now the U.N. Security Council and the United States have told Saddam Hussein: The game is over. Saddam Hussein will fully disarm himself of weapons of mass destruction, and if he does not, America will lead a coalition to disarm him. As the new inspections process proceeds, the United States will be making only one judgment: Has Saddam Hussein changed his behavior of the last 11 years and decided to cooperate willingly and comply completely, or has he not? Inspections will work only if Iraq complies fully and in good faith. Inspectors do not have the duty or the ability to uncover terrible weapons hidden in a vast country. The responsibility of inspectors is simply to confirm evidence of voluntary and total disarmament. Saddam Hussein has the responsibility to provide that evidence, as directed, and in full. The world expects more than Iraq's cooperation with inspectors. The world expects and requires Iraq's complete, willing, and prompt disarmament. It is not enough for Iraq to merely open doors for inspectors. Compliance means bringing all requested information and evidence out into full view to show that Iraq has abandoned the deceptions of the last decade. Any act of delay or defiance will prove that Saddam Hussein has not adopted the path of compliance and has rejected the path of peace. Thus far we are not seeing the fundamental shift in practice and attitude that the world is demanding. Iraq's letters to the U.N. regarding inspections show that their attitude is grudging and conditional. And in recent days, Iraq has fired on American and British pilots enforcing the U.N.'s no-fly zone. Iraq is now required by the United Nations to provide a full and accurate declaration of its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs. We will judge the declaration's honesty and completeness only after we have thoroughly examined it, and that will take some time. The declaration must be credible and accurate and complete, or the Iraqi dictator will have demonstrated to the world once again that he has chosen not to change his behavior. Americans seek peace in the world. War is the last option for confronting threats, yet the temporary peace of denial and looking away from danger would only be a prelude to a broader war and greater horror.
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