Asks for Tougher Focus on Weapons
American Forces Press Service
George W. Bush delivers remarks on Weapons of Mass
Destruction Proliferation at the National Defense
University at Ft. McNair, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004.
White House photo by Eric Draper
Feb. 11, 2004 The United States and its allies
"will act on every lead to find the middlemen,
the suppliers and the buyers" to stop the spread
of deadly weapons, President Bush said today, proposing
ways to strengthen the world's efforts toward that goal.
spoke at the National Defense University at Fort McNair
president proposed that the work of the Proliferation
Security Initiative be expanded to address more than
shipments and transfers.
on the tools that we've developed to fight terrorists,
we can take direct action against proliferation networks,"
he said. "PSI should use Interpol and all other
means to bring justice to those who traffic in deadly
weapons -- to shut down their labs, to seize their materials,
to freeze their assets. The message to proliferators
must be consistent, and it must be clear: We will find
you, and we're not going to rest until you're stopped."