The security of our country is the commitment of both political parties, and the responsibility of both elected branches of government.
Elected officials are working for a strong Congressional resolution that sends a clear message: UN Security Council demands must be followed and the Iraqi dictator must be disarmed. These requirements will be met, or they will be enforced.
The danger is grave and growing. The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons and is rebuilding facilities to make more. It could launch a biological or chemical attack 45 minutes after the order is given. The regime is seeking a nuclear bomb -- and, with fissile material, could build one within a year.
Iraq's regime has longstanding and continuing ties to terrorist groups -- there are al-Qaida terrorists inside Iraq. The regime also practices the rape of women and the torture of dissenters and their children as methods of intimidation.
The President has made it clear: we refuse to live in a future of fear. We are determined to build a future of security and peace for the world.
Tuesday, October 12
Flashback: September 26, 2002
On that date, the White House made this grave assessment to the world. I just kinda thought the world might want to remember this.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 8:56 PM