Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, distinguishe delegates, and
ladies and gentlemen: We meet one year and one day after a terrorist
attack brought grief to my country, and brought grief to many
citizens of our world. Yesterday, we remembered the innocent lives
taken that terrible morning.
Today, we turn to the urgent duty of protecting other lives, without
illusion and without fear.
We've accomplished much in the last year -- in Afghanistan and
beyond. We have much yet to do -- in Afghanistan and beyond. Many
nations represented here have joined in the fight against global
terror, and the people of the United States are grateful.
Twelve years ago, Iraq invaded Kuwait without provocation. And the
regime's forces were poised to continue their march to seize other
countries and their resources. Had Saddam Hussein been appeased
instead of stopped, he would have endangered the peace and stability
of the world. Yet this aggression was stopped -- by the might of
coalition forces and the will of the United Nations. To suspend
hostilities, to spare himself, Iraq's dictator accepted a series of
commitments. The terms were clear, to him and to all. And he agreed (来源：专业英语学习网站 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
to prove he is complying with every one of those obligations.
He has proven instead only his contempt for the United Nations, and
for all his pledges. By breaking every pledge -- by his deceptions,
and by h?s cruelties -- Saddam Hussein has made the case against