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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, March 17, 2003 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 313-328 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Middle East, roadmap for peace--321 Radio address--313 Saint Patrick's Day shamrock presentation ceremony--319 Communications to Congress Chemical Weapons Convention, letter transmitting certification--316 Iran, national emergency Message on continuation--319 Message transmitting report--319 Nomination of Miguel A. Estrada to be Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, letter--315 States of the Former Soviet Union, message transmitting report on the plan for securing nuclear weapons, material, and expertise-- 317 Communications to Federal Agencies Designation of Officers of the Office of Personnel Management to Act as Director of the Office of Personnel Management, memorandum-- 314 Implementation of Section 3107 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Relating to Food for Education and Child Nutrition, memorandum--314 Waiver of Coup-Related Sanctions for Pakistan, memorandum--323 Executive Orders Establishing the Global War on Terrorism Medals--317 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Ireland, Prime Minister Ahern--319 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran--318 Proclamations National Poison Prevention Week--322 Statements by the President Congress House of Representatives action on health care legislation--321 Senate filibuster to block a vote on the nomination of Miguel Estrada--320 Senate passage of legislation banning partial-birth abortion-- 320 National Wildlife Refuge System, centennial anniversary--322 Serbia, assassination of Prime Minister Djindjic--317 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--328 Checklist of White House press releases--327 Digest of other White House announcements--324 Nominations submitted to the Senate--326 Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on March 14, 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). The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http://www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 313]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 313-314] Pages 313-328 Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 The President's Radio Address March 8, 2003 Good morning. This has been an important week on two fronts of our war against terror. First, American and Pakistani authorities captured the mastermind of the September the 11th attacks against our country, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. This is a landmark achievement in disrupting the Al Qaida network, and we believe it will help us prevent future acts of terror. We are currently working with over 90 countries and have dealt with over 3,000 terrorists who have been detained, arrested, or otherwise will not be a problem for the United States. Second, the chief United Nations weapons inspector reported yesterday to the Security Council on his efforts to verify Saddam Hussein's compliance with Resolution 1441. This resolution requires Iraq to fully and unconditionally disarm itself of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons materials, as well as the prohibited missiles that could be used to deliver them. Unfortunately, it is clear that Saddam Hussein is still violating the demands of the United Nations by refusing to disarm. Iraqi's dictator has made a public show of producing and destroying a few prohibited missiles. Yet, our intelligence shows that even as he is destroying these few missiles, he has ordered the continued production of the very same type of missiles. Iraqi operatives continue to play a shell game with inspectors, moving suspected prohibited materials to different locations every 12 to 24 hours. And Iraqi weapons scientists continue to be threatened with harm should they cooperate in interviews with U.N. inspectors. These are not the actions of a regime that is disarming. These are the actions of a regime engaged in a willful charade. If the Iraqi regime were disarming, we would know it because we would see it. Iraq's weapons would be presented to inspectors and destroyed. Inspection teams do not need more time or more personnel. All they need is what they have never received, the full cooperation of the Iraqi regime. The only acceptable outcome is the outcome already demanded by a unanimous vote of the Security Council, total disarmament. Saddam Hussein has a long history of reckless aggression and terrible crimes. He possesses weapons of terror. He provides funding and training and safe haven to terrorists who would willingly deliver weapons of mass destruction against America and other peace-loving countries. The attacks of September the 11th, 2001, showed what the enemies of America did with four airplanes. We will not wait to see what terrorists or terror states could do with weapons of mass destruction. We are determined to confront threats wherever they arise. And as a last resort, we must be willing to use military force. We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq. But if Saddam Hussein does not disarm peacefully, he will be disarmed by force. Across the world and in every part of America, people of good will are hoping and praying for peace. Our goal is peace for our own Nation, for our friends, for our allies, and for all the peoples of the Middle East. People of good will must also recognize that allowing a dangerous dictator to defy the world and build an arsenal for conquest and mass murder is not peace at all; it is pretense. The cause of peace will be advanced only when the terrorists lose a wealthy patron and protector and when the dictator is fully and finally disarmed. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 10:47 a.m. on March 7 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on March 8. The transcript was made available by the Office [[Page 314]] of the Press Secretary on March 7 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. In his remarks, the President referred to Khalid Sheik Mohammed, senior Al Qaida leader responsible for planning the September 11 attack, who was captured in Pakistan on March 1; Hans Blix, Executive Chairman, United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission; and President Saddam Hussein of Iraq. 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 314] Pages 313-328 Week Ending Friday, March 14, 2003 Memorandum on Designation of Officers of the Office of Personnel Management To Act as Director of the Office of Personnel Management March 11, 2003 Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management Subject: Designation of Officers of the Office of Personnel Management to Act as Director of the Office of Personnel Management By the authority vested in me as President under the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 345 et seq., I hereby order that: Section 1. Order of Succession. During any period when the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (Director), or the Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management, has died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Director, the following officers of the Office of Personnel Management, in the order listed, shall perform the functions and duties of the office of Director, if they are eligible to act as Director under the provisions of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, until such time as at least one of the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties of the office of Director: Chief of Staff; General Counsel; Associate Director, Management and Chief Financial Officer; Associate Director, Human Resources Policy; Associate Director, Human Resources Products and Services; Associate Director, Human Capital Leadership and Merit Systems Accountability; Deputy Associate Director, Center for Investigations Services; Director, Office of Congressional Relations; Director, Office of Communications; Senior Advisor, Homeland Security; and Senior Advisor, Learning and Knowledge Management. Sec. 2. Exceptions. (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1 in an acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Director pursuant to this memorandum. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this memorandum, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d, to depart from this memorandum in designating an acting Director. Sec. 3. Publication. You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., March 12, 2003] Note: This memorandum was published in the Federal Register on March 13. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 314-315]
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