Unanswered questions

Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2003

It seems President Bush is determined to turn a deaf ear toward the growing chorus of doubt on Iraq.

He has tuned out our European allies without answering how war will bring greater security than an intensified inspections regime. He has rebuffed the historic protests held across America, claiming that citizen concern will not alter his vision of national security.

Fortunately, several U.S. House members have introduced a resolution, H.J.Res 24, that reaffirms the basic checks and balances of our Constitution. It would require President Bush to report to Congress and directly address the troubling, unanswered questions regarding the likely security and humanitarian consequences of a U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. Such a public accounting of the potential costs of military action would surely demonstrate that war is not the answer.

Our representatives in Washington should remind the president that he is still answerable to the voice of the people. Congressman Young and Sens. Murkowski and Stevens must respond to our concerns by providing leadership toward immediate passage of this resolution.

Tia Anderson

Juneau



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