For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 11, 2002
President's Statement on Senate Vote
Statement by the President
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.