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Kerry's Statement on Bush's Speech at the United Nations

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September  23,  2003

"The President's rhetoric is becoming more stirring, but he has again failed to tell us exactly what role he expects the United Nations to play now and what timetable he envisions for the transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqi people.  We need to move in a new direction in our relationship with the United Nations, and we need to roll-back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to pay for the $87 billion supplemental budget request the administration has presented to Congress."

"The President wasted another opportunity to move forward and to give us details. The facts on the ground in Iraq require a concrete plan, and real and immediate leadership to involve the United Nations, and to provide real security in Iraq."

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