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03/17/03 - Washington, D.C.

Bush Criticizes U.N. Members Who Wouldn't Back War

(White House-AP) -- As he warned Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq, or face a war led by the U.S., President Bush made it clear he's disappointed with the U.N. for failing to support military action.

Bush said, "The United Nations Security Council has not lived up to its responsibilities so we will rise to ours."

His speech came hours after the U.S., Britain and Spain abandoned efforts to get a resolution through the Security Council giving Saddam another ultimatum.

Bush spoke of some Security Council members who were ready to veto any resolution that would force Iraq to disarm. He said those members "share our assessment of the danger, but not our resolve to meet it."

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