STATE­MENTS BY PRES­I­DENT BUSH:

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2002

“Our sec­ond goal is to pre­vent regimes that spon­sor ter­ror from threat­en­ing Amer­ica or our friends and al­lies with weapons of mass de­struc­tion. Some of th­ese regimes have been pretty quiet since Septem­ber the 11th. But we know their true na­ture. North Korea is a regime arm­ing with mis­siles and weapons of mass de­struc­tion, while starv­ing its cit­i­zens. ... States like th­ese, and their ter­ror­ist al­lies, con­sti­tute an axis of evil, arm­ing to threaten the peace of the world. By seek­ing weapons of mass de­struc­tion, th­ese regimes pose a grave and grow­ing dan­ger.”

2003

“On the Korean Penin­sula, an op­pres­sive regime rules a peo­ple liv­ing in fear and star­va­tion. Through­out the 1990s, the United States re­lied on a ne­go­ti­ated frame­work to keep North Korea from gain­ing nu­clear weapons. We now know that that regime was de­ceiv­ing the world, and de­vel­op­ing those weapons all along. And to­day the North Korean regime is us­ing its nu­clear pro­gram to in­cite fear and seek con­ces­sions. Amer­ica and the world will not be black­mailed.”

2004

“Along with na­tions in the re­gion, we’re in­sist­ing that North Korea elim­i­nate its nu­clear pro­gram. ... Amer­ica is com­mit­ted to keep­ing the world’s most dan­ger­ous weapons out of the hands of the most dan­ger­ous regimes.”

2005

“We’re work­ing closely with the gov­ern­ments in Asia to con­vince North Korea to aban­don its nu­clear am­bi­tions.”

2006

“At the start of 2006, more than half the peo­ple of our world live in demo­cratic na­tions. We do not for­get the other half — in places like Syria and Burma, Zim­babwe, North Korea, and Iran — be­cause the de­mands of jus­tice, and the peace of this world, re­quire their free­dom, as well.”

2007

Silent on North Korea

2008

Silent on North Korea

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