Representative Marion Berry Remarks

The following are remarks from U.S. Representative Marion Berry (D-Arkansas 01) on the vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq.

"The resolution that I voted for today gives the President the authority he needs to act in consultation with his professional military advisers to protect our nation's interests at home and around the world. However, I think we all agree that military action against Iraq should be considered only as a last resort, and that any diplomatic or military strategy will be much more effective when it's undertaken with the support of a broad international coalition."