Check out Paul Martin's remarks at the end of the following article that appreared in the Winnipeg Sun. Wed, September 22, 2004 Bush Gives Hell to UN Slams Members Who Fail to Fight 'Murderers' By STEPHANIE RUBEC, Ottawa Bureau NEW YORK -- U.S. President George W. Bush yesterday scolded the United Nations for failing to join his crackdown on "murderers." A tough-talking Bush told the 84 world leaders gathered here in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's 59th session to stop "looking away." "All civilized nations are in this struggle together and all must fight the murderers," he said, warning of an escalation in attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan leading up to those countries' general elections. Bush used his 15-minute address to the UN to criticize advocates of pulling out of Iraq. "The proper response to difficulty is not to retreat, it is to prevail," Bush said. "The advance of freedom always carries a cost paid by the bravest among us." Bush called on the UN to sharpen its teeth and start backing up its ideals with muscle when the rule of law is broken. "The commitments that we make must have meaning," Bush said. "When we say serious consequences, for the sake of peace, there must be serious consequences." Bush addressed the international community after sustaining veiled criticism by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. ABUSE OF PRISONERS Annan chastised those leaders who preach the rule of law but readily break it, pointing to the abuse of prisoners by the U.S. military as a clear example. "At times even the necessary fight against terrorism is allowed to encroach unnecessarily on civil liberties," Annan said. "Those invoking it do not always practise what they preach. Those who seek to bestow legitimacy, must themselves embody it." Prime Minister Paul Martin refused to take sides in the debate on American actions in Iraq. "I'm not going to look back," the PM said yesterday. "What is required is international law that is applicable to an evolving situation. As far as we're concerned, what's important now is that we look forward."