on Senate Vote on Iraq Resolution
October 11, 2002
With tonight's vote in the United States Senate, America speaks with one voice.
The Congress has spoken clearly to the international community and the United
Nations Security Council. Saddam Hussein and his outlaw regime pose a grave
threat to the region, the world, and the United States. Inaction is not an option,
disarmament is a must.
I commend members of the Senate for the strong bipartisan vote authorizing the
use of force, if necessary. The Senate, like the House, conducted this important
debate and vote in the finest traditions of our democracy.
Our nation seeks a more just and more peaceful world. Our nation seeks a safer
and better world. America will never waver in its commitment to these ideals.