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John Howard Comments On Blix Report On Iraq WMDs

The Prime Minister, John Howard, has commented on the Blix Report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

Howard praised Hans Blix as a “measured Swedish diplomat” and said the most revealing sentence in the whole report “is when Blix said Iraq appears not to have come to a general acceptance, not even today, of the disarmament which was demanded of it and which it needs to carry out to win the confidence of the world and to live in peace”. [Read more…]

Text of Joint Resolution On Iraq Passed By The U.S. Congress

The following resolution was passed 296-133 by the House of Representatives and 77-23 by the Senate on October 10 and 11, 2002.

Joint Resolution to Authorize the use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq.

Whereas in 1990 in response to Iraq’s war of aggression against and illegal occupation of Kuwait, the United States forged a coalition of nations to liberate Kuwait and its people in order to defend the national security of the United States and enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq;

Whereas after the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, Iraq entered into a United Nations sponsored cease-fire agreement pursuant to which Iraq unequivocally agreed, among other things, to eliminate its nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs and the means to deliver and develop them, and to end its support for international terrorism; [Read more…]