Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pelosi:Statement on Bush's Speech at U.N.

"It's one thing to give a speech about promoting peace,freedom and democracy in broad, general terms as President Bush did at the U.N. today. It is another to commit to doing the hard work of dipomacy on a daily basis to resolve matters such as Iran's nuclear ambitions,Syria's support for Hezbollah, and the issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians."

"The President's words need to be matched by sustained dipomatic engagment with our allies, and directly with our adversaries when neccessary- not just when elections are near, but all the time. Mr. Bush's rhetoric must be matched by policies that are well devised and competently implemented- unlike the policies that have made the U.S. less safe, such as the war in Iraq or the failure to finish the fight against terrorist in Afghistan.


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