Senator Jean Carnahan Remarks

The following are remarks from U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan (D-Missouri) on the vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq.

"Today's strong, bipartisan vote should send an unmistakable message to Saddam Hussein that it is time for him to give up his weapons of mass destruction. I also hope that it will add momentum in the United Nations for imposing on Iraq the most rigorous weapons inspection regime in history. It is my fervent hope that together with our allies we will disarm Iraq so it no longer presents a threat to the security of the United States and the world."