November 3, 2005 - Issue: Vol. 151, No. 144 — Daily Edition109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - 1st Session
THE WAR IN IRAQ IS JUST; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 144
(House of Representatives - November 03, 2005)
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[Page H9560] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] THE WAR IN IRAQ IS JUST (Mr. PENCE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. PENCE. Madam Speaker, it has been an extraordinary series of days: closed door sessions in the United States Senate, accusations and recriminations by a former President of the United States. President Jimmy Carter said in the last 24 hours that intelligence was ``manipulated'' in the runup to the war in Iraq. And yet, as the Wall Street Journal reports today, Madam Speaker, four separate independent investigations found otherwise. Let me say from my heart, I was here the night we voted to give the President the authority to go to war, and it was a combination: Saddam Hussein's rejection of over a dozen United Nations resolutions, an appalling record on human rights, and the complete agreement of every intelligence service in the western world that he possessed weapons of mass destruction, a confidence that was derived from the fact that he not only had possessed them before, but Saddam Hussein had used weapons of mass destruction against his own people, killing thousands in the early 1990s. There was no manipulation. The war in Iraq was just, is just, and the freedom of the teeming millions who established a constitutional republic 1 week ago supports that conclusion. ____________________