1,349. 10/7/1998

On October 7, 1998, Senator Robert Kerrey (D-NE) commented on a bipartisan bill he co-wrote declaring that U.S. policy should seek to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq: ” ‘This bill is a statement that America refuses to coexist with a regime which has used chemical weapons on its own citizens and on neighboring countries, which has invaded its neighbors twice without provocation, which has still not accounted for its atrocities committed in Kuwait, which had fired ballistic missiles into the cities of three of its neighbors, which is attempting to develop nuclear and biological weapons, and which has brutalized and terrorized its own citizens for thirty years. I don’t see how any democratic country could accept the existence of such a regime, but this bill says America will not. I will be an even prouder American when the refusal, and commitment to materially help the Iraqi resistance, are U.S. policy.’ ”

 – Douglas Feith, War and Decision, Page 196

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