The President is pleased to have reached agreement today with
the bipartisan House leadership on language for a joint congressional
resolution on Iraq.
The security of our country is the commitment of both political
parties, and the responsibility of both elected branches of
Recognizing that Saddam Hussein was a serious threat, Congress
passed a strong resolution on Iraq in 1998. Four years later his
regime is a grave and growing danger.
We will continue to work with our partners in the UN Security
Council to secure a new resolution that pressures the Iraqi regime to
respond to the requirements of the international community and makes
clear the consequences of non-compliance.