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The Iraq war: How area lawmakers voted

Updated: 2013-09-03T14:56:47Z


Who said this?

“Despite agreeing to fully disarm by ridding itself of weapons of mass destruction, — — has worked to actually enhance its weapons program, increasing its stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons and working to build nuclear weapons.

“— — has used weapons of mass destruction against his neighbors and his own people. He has attempted assassinations of foreign leaders, including an American president.

“Alone, these facts are very troubling. Together, they present a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.”

As you might have guessed, this speech wasn’t about Syria or its leader, Bashar al-Assad.

Instead, this was a speech about Saddam Hussein and Iraq in 2002. It comes from Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

He voted for the Iraq war resolution. So did Reps. Dennis Moore, Ike Skelton, Todd Akin, and Jim Ryun.

Rep. Karen McCarthy was a no vote in the House.

On the Senate side, Sens. Kit Bond, Jean Carnahan, Pat Roberts, and Sam Brownback all voted for war with Iraq.

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