June 17, 2002
Democrats support removing Hussein
Looks like the Democrats are trying to take the war on terrorism issue off the table this November by being as hawkish on Iraq as the Republicans. Too bad for Saddam it's an election year. Read this piece in the Washington Post. Excerpt:
WASHINGTON –– Prominent Democrats in Congress called Sunday for removing Saddam Hussein from power, endorsing a classified Bush administration plan that gives the CIA broader power to take action against the Iraqi leader.
The administration "is trying to bring about a change in regime. ... I think it is an appropriate action to take," said House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., appearing on ABC's "This Week."