President Petrov of Russia [translated from Russian]: (Ladies and gentlemen: Three weeks ago, Russian and American special forces apprehended apprehended the self proclaimed proclaimed leader of Kazakhstan, General Alexander Radek.) The forces of Radek were directed at the suppression suppression of democracy. His nuclear arsenal could have brought the world into a new Cold War. But thanks to the support of one of the world's greatest leaders, Radek is now in prison. Today we are honoring this brave man. Ladies and gentlemen, my friend, the President of the United United States of America.
[President James Marshall takes his place at the podium.]
President Marshall [translated from Russian]: "The dead remember our indifference. indifference. The dead remember our silence." [in English] I came here tonight to be congratulated. But today when I visited the Red Cross camps, overwhelmed overwhelmed by the flood of refugees fleeing fleeing from the horror horror of Kazakhstan, I realized realized I don't deserve deserve to be congratulated. None of us do. Let's speak the truth. And the truth is, we acted too late. Only when our own national security was threatened did we act.
Radek's regime regime murdered over 200,000 men, women and children and we watched it on TV. We let let it happen. People were being slaughtered slaughtered for over a year and we issued economical economical sanctions sanctions and hid hid behind behind a rhetoric rhetoric of diplomacy. How dare we? The dead remember. Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, conflict, it's the presence of justice.
And tonight, I come to you with a pledge pledge to change America's policy. Never again will I allow our political self interests to deter us from deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity Atrocity and terror are not political weapons and to those who would use them: Your day is over.
We will never negotiate.
We will no longer tolerate tolerate and we will no longer be afraid.
It's your turn to be afraid.