President vows U.S. won't abandon Iraq, Afghanistan"
Great speech at the UN, but the UN wasn't buying.
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- President Bush stressed the importance of spreading freedom in the world and defended his decision to invade Iraq in a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.
"For decades the circle of liberty and security and development has been expanding in our world," Bush said. ".... Now we have the historic chance to widen the circle even further, to fight radicalism and terror with justice and dignity, to achieve a true peace, founded on human freedom." CNN.com - Bush tells U.N. 'all must fight the murderers' - Sep 21, 2004
To which Kofi Annan said, 'the rule of law is at risk'.
Before Bush's address, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned the assembly that the rule of law is at risk worldwide and urged heads of state present to revive their efforts to uphold it.
"Again and again, we see fundamental laws shamelessly disregarded -- those that ordain respect for innocent life, for civilians, for the vulnerable -- especially children," Annan said.
I guess he means that the Iraqi people should have been left in slavery. The 'rule of law' is keeping the people of the world in their place. The dictators in the UN no doubt drive Kofi's policy.
Kerry agreed. Iraq and the US would have been better off without regime change.