” ‘Our missiles sent the following message to Saddam Hussein,’ remarked the president [Clinton] in his [September 3, 1996] statement announcing a 1996 strike in retaliation for Saddam’s aggression in Northern Iraq. ‘When you abuse your own people or threaten your neighbors, you must pay a price.’ ”

 – Lawrence F. Kaplan and William Kristol, The War Over Iraq, Page 51