2,206. 7/26/2001

After an incident with a U-2 plane, a member of the press questioned what the U.S. may do about it, and President George W. Bush responded: “Well, we’re going to keep the pressure on Iraq. The no-fly zone strategy is still in place. We are in — plus, I’m analyzing the data from the incident you talked about. I look forward to finding out all the facts. But there’s no question that Saddam Hussein is still a menace and a problem. And the United States and our allies must put the pressure on him. That’s why I brought up to Mr. Putin in Genoa, the need for us to work in concert at the United Nations, to make sure that we have a sanction policy that will work.”

 – Transcript, “Remarks by the President and Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Earley in Photo Opportunity,” George W. Bush – White House Archives online, Accessed on 6/22/2016

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