Addressing the United Nations

President Bush said Tuesday that the "enemies of humanity have continued their campaign of murder" five years after dozens of nations lost citizens in a terror attack that took place not far from where diplomats attending the U.N. General Assembly were now sitting in New York City.

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If you were president, what would you have said to the United Nations General Assembly?

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"Seriously, I would politely request the U.N. move their facilities a little farther north…perhaps to Canada. The U.S. has never benefited from having the U.N. on American soil, and now it would seem that we have better uses for the (building) space, such a beefed-up Homeland Security projects." — Carol (Texas)

"If I were president, I would have had two words for the U.N. — good bye!" — John (Midland City, AL)

"I couldn't have said it better than President Bush in his speech today. Some Americans don't like what he said, but it was true, and it needed to be said. I applaud his courage. He is a true leader of this country. I think the U.N. is really a useless organization." — Donna (Burlington, CT)

"I would say pretty much what the President said — If you're an extremist, whether an individual or a government, then our societal values are not your values. You must pull yourselves out of the dark ages and get on with the brotherhood of man. We are here to win. We are here to stay. " — Brett

"I would not waste my time speaking to the U.N. as it is a useless organization as far as America is concerned." — Scott

"I should have listened to you before I entered this war. Scott Ritter, Hans Blix and so many others were right, that there were no weapons of mass destruction. The U.N. is effective and its inspectors had destroyed 95% of Saddam's weapons. We no longer have the troop strength to finish this job, but we realize our actions have caused a catastrophe. We ask the international community to find a plan to contain this disaster and the U.S. will cooperate in any way we can." — D.M. (Milwaukee, WI)

"For each of the leaders in this room today, I ask you this: what would you do if your country were attacked? What would you do if 3,000 of your citizens were murdered? What would you do if the terrorist who planned and carried out these acts stated his mission in life is to destroy your country and your citizens? I doubt you would try to reason or negotiate. This is what we as the world are dealing with." — Kirk

"I would tell the U.N. that the U.S. is withdrawing from their corrupt organization and withholding any further funding. We don't need this drain on our economy for a do-nothing organization." — Jon (Nixa, MO)

"My speech would be short and sweet. I would call upon the democracies of the world to unite to work to strengthen democracy around the world, and to work in areas in need of assistance from genocide and disease. To that end, I would ask those democracies to form a new body giving it a new mandate with truly principled goals and aims. Then I would give the United Nations 30 days to 'get out of Dodge' and withdraw funding and security from the operation." — William

"I would apologize for the shameful embarrassment I've directly caused the U.S. and the U.N." — Zack

"I'd advise the U.N. General Assembly to convene in Gaza, or Beirut, or Mogadishu, or Darfur, so that they can better demonstrate their commitment to helping the developing world. New York City is too far removed from the people who need the most aid from the international community." — Matt

"If I were president, I would say to the UN, “I have come here today to give you three choices: convert to Islam, pay a head tax, or die. If you don’t like those choices, you could choose a fourth option — grow a spine, and help defeat extremist Islam before the United Nations goes the way of the League of Nations." — Glenn (Annapolis, MD)

"I would say, when the leaders of one nation say another nation must be removed from the map, that's wrong. When the leaders of one nation provide funding and safe harbor for terrorists that kill innocent people, that's wrong. The United States will stay the course for democracy throughout the world, and in particular, for the Middle East. Helping to establish freedom and democracy throughout the world is the right thing to do. It may not be popular and it certainly isn't easy, but it's the right thing to do for people all across the globe. " — Allison (Luling, Louisiana)

"I would attempt to use the United Nations' body for its original intended purpose one last time — by proposing that the U.N. host a senior level 'Clash of Cultures Summit' to establish common goals and fundamental ideals, and to help ameliorate the ongoing tension and mistrust among the peoples of the world." — D.J. (Alexandria, VA)

"If I were president, I would inform the U.N. Security Council that we, as a nation, feel the U.N. is the last sacred cow of the post WWII world era. We are withdrawing from the U.N. immediately, and taking with us the billions of dollars in aid that we supply each year." — Patrick (Portland, ME)

"I would very openly and candidly tell Mr. Annan that he is indeed biased towards the U.S. and of virtually no use to us. We are going to go it alone, thank you very much." — Bill (Basehor, KS)

"With its own track record of failure, I do not understand why President Bush is even speaking to the U.N. at all since its goal to be the one world government, replacing individual governments of the world. The U.N. should be disbanded immediately. " — John (Olive Branch, MO)

"Iran is a terrorist nation and needs to be treated as such. We cannot leave Iraq without finishing the task we set out to do. That would not only put our nation at additional risk but it would be a slap in the face to our servicemen and the families of the servicemen who have thus far given their lives." — Rita (Peoria, IL)

"I would be firm in telling the General Assembly that radical Iran must stop its nuclear ambition, and stop supporting terrorism. I would also discuss the corruptions of the U.N. officials, while living in lavish lifestyles in America, at the expense of the American people. And if the U.N. could not do its jobs and clean up its acts, I would get out of the U.N. and let them move to Sudan. Maybe they

"It is despicable and hypocritical for the U.N. to allow Ahmadenijad to speak their when he has repeatedly defied them." — Anonymous

"There is no room in America, nor the rest of the world, for extremism — especially the hypocritical kind." — (C.G., California)

"Do something constructive!" — James

"I would tell the U.N. we need other nations to send more troops to Iraq since their safety must be protected from Islamic radicals. I would give Iran a month to comply." — Steve (Cicero, Indiana)

"I think I would convey to the General Assembly that if the corruption and double-dealing were not resolved within, say 24 months, that the U.S. will evict the U.N." — Thomas (Branson, MO)

"I made a mistake. I will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of this year, and will whole-heartedly support any U.N.-sponsored initiative to maintain peace in the Middle East." — Bruce

If I were president, I would say, YOU'RE FIRED!!! Liza — (Commerce Twp, MI)

"I would say, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, effective immediately the U.N. will be moving to France.'" —Randy

"How about President Bush starting with: America is LEAVING the U.N. — since it's never been anything but a useless waste of American money, and blood. Next, I'd say, that we want the U.N. OUT, to someplace where they can continue their exchanges of memos and endless, meaningless dialogues on ANY subject, including their criminal activities in various countries, while blaming America when things go wrong." — Larry (Alpine, TX)

"Ladies and Gentlemen of the U.N., we're out. Thanks for your time. Goodbye." — Anonymous

"Why is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allowed to come into the United States? Blast us in the very city that was terrorized? Wasn't he a part of the horror from the CARTER days?" — LW