Feb 06 2003

STATEMENT OF SENATOR SHELBY ON SECRETARY POWELL’S ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby today commented on Secretary Colin Powell’s address to the United Nations:

“Secretary Powell’s presentation was strong and clear: Iraq poses an imminent danger to the world. Iraq has not disarmed, and in fact, they are furiously developing and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. They have attempted to conceal their weapons buildup from U.N. weapons inspectors, and they have harbored and aided Al Qaeda terrorists.”

“The case for military action has been made. Every moment we hesitate allows Saddam Hussein to grow stronger.”