The Commission on Human Rights has a serious responsibility to support people who have been deprived of their fundamental freedoms. When the commission fails to examine certain human rights situations, it sends the wrong signal to those struggling daily to fight for freedom.
As members of the multinational force in Iraq operating under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546, we're united in our resolve to make no concessions to terrorists, nor to succumb to terrorist threats.
We don?t see a competition between [the United State and] Russia and China. A lot of what we do here is to give the countries of the region the opportunity to make choices and keep them from being bottled up between two great powers, Russia and China.
We are unable to obtain Russian agreement to the specifics during this period, despite the fact that Russia had agreed to endorse, at the beginning of June, the resolution that embodied the political direction,
Because ultimately, we believe the two go together. You can't just fight terrorists, you have to create the kind of stable society that embodies hope, that embodies opportunity. That is the best defense against terrorist groups getting a foothold.