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									                                                                      Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Nov. 21                                                               1441

                                                                      Letter to the President of the Senate                                  the ability of the United States to
                                                                      Reporting a Certification Regarding                                    meet or to fund its military require-
                                                                      NATO Invitee Albania                                                   ments outside the North Atlantic
                                                                                                                                             area.
                                                                      November 21, 2008                                                  Sincerely,
                                                                      Dear Mr. President:                                                                     George W. Bush
                                                                        Consistent with the condition set forth in
                                                                      the Senate resolution of advice and consent
                                                                      to ratification of the Protocols to the North                   The President’s Radio Address
                                                                      Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of                     November 21, 2008
                                                                      the Republic of Albania of September 25,
                                                                      2008, and based on the recommendation of                           Good morning. This weekend I am in
                                                                      the Department of State, I hereby certify to                    Lima, Peru, meeting with leaders from na-
                                                                      the Senate that:                                                tions in the Asia Pacific region at our annual
                                                                           (i) the inclusion of the Republic of Alba-                 summit.
                                                                               nia in the North Atlantic Treaty Orga-                    This summit comes at a time of serious
                                                                               nization (NATO) will not have the ef-                  turmoil in the global economy. It also comes
                                                                               fect of increasing the overall percent-                at a time of unprecedented cooperation. A
                                                                               age share of the United States in the                  week ago in Washington, I hosted the first
                                                                               common budgets of NATO; and                            in what will be a series of international meet-
                                                                          (ii) the inclusion of the Republic of Alba-                 ings to address the financial crisis. We re-
                                                                               nia in NATO does not detract from                      viewed the actions we have taken to manage
                                                                               the ability of the United States to                    the crisis, and we agreed on principles and
                                                                               meet or to fund its military require-                  specific actions to modernize our financial
                                                                               ments outside the North Atlantic                       structures for the 21st century and help pre-
                                                                               area.                                                  vent another crisis.
                                                                        Sincerely,                                                       As we work to rebuild confidence in our
                                                                                                                                      financial systems in the short term, we must
                                                                                                       George W. Bush                 also work to promote long-term economic
                                                                                                                                      growth. Together, our nations must focus our
                                                                                                                                      efforts on three great forces that drive this
                                                                      Letter to the President of the Senate                           growth: free markets, free trade, and free
                                                                      Reporting a Certification Regarding                             people.
                                                                      NATO Invitee Croatia                                               No region of the world demonstrates the
                                                                      November 21, 2008                                               power of these forces more vividly than the
                                                                                                                                      Asia Pacific. Free markets have helped mil-
                                                                      Dear Mr.
								
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