The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 March 2003

Congress is duly notified

The following was dispatched to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President (pro tempore) of the Senate:

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

Sincerely,

GEORGE W. BUSH

It's on.

Fasten your seat belts.

Posted at 2:07 PM to Political Science Fiction


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Posted by: Matt at 3:52 PM on 19 March 2003

Get some, baby!

Posted by: paulsmos at 9:50 AM on 20 March 2003