Cheney Says Iraqi Strike Is Justified; Hussein Poses Threat

(Washington Post) - Vice President Cheney argued yesterday for a preemptive attack on Saddam Hussein, declaring there is "no doubt" the dictator has weapons of mass destruction and is preparing to use them against the U.S. and its allies. Cheney's remarks provided the most detailed and passionate case the administration has made for action against Iraq, and it gave the issue new urgency by implying that hostilities could not wait long. "Deliverable weapons of mass destruction in the hands of a terror network or a murderous dictator, or the two working together, constitutes as grave a threat as can be imagined. Time is not on our side. The risks of inaction are far greater than the risk of action."

2002-08-27 00:00:00

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