4,108. 10/11/2002

“The vote in the Senate on October 11 [2002], supporting the president’s [Bush’s] resolution was 77 to 23…the resolution…states that the president could use the military under the ‘necessary-and-appropriate’ standard to defend against ‘the continuing threat posed by Iraq.’ It was a blank check.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 204

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