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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 
    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.


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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


    Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week--2143


    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

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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 
    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 
    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-
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., December 10, 

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.

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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 
    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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