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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 12:46 AM
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42. Why didn't Kerry support Biden-Lugar?
If force had been contingent on a UNSC resolution IWR would have been justified, effective, and would have saved thousands of lives.

The major difference between the two resolutions is that the version agreed upon by the House and the president today authorizes Mr. Bush to use force to enforce "all relevant" United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq, leaving the White House free to determine what is relevant. In contrast, the Biden-Lugar language specifies that force is authorized to secure the destruction of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and its ballistic missile program or to defend the United States and its allies against those programs.
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