1,357. 10/15/1998

“Congress’s impatience with his [Saddam’s] continued existence had led to the adoption in [October] 1998 of the Iraq Liberation Act, which authorized funds for active Iraqi opposition forces, most of them in exile, and set ‘regime change’ as an official U.S. goal. The act, and a more muscular policy toward Iraq in general, had been strongly backed by conservative Republicans…who charged that [President Bill] Clinton had withheld appropriated aid to the exiles and been too timid in using American military power.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 313

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