Rumsfeld on Iraq
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made the case for war with Iraq in front of Congress today. He testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee, saying, "[n]o terrorist state poses a greater and more immediate threat to the security of our people and the stability of the world than the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq." He testified to the need to prevent Saddam Hussein from using weapons of mass destruction and chided those who have said that the Administration needs a "smoking gun" before it can invade Iraq. "The last thing we want is a smoking gun. A gun smokes after it has been fired," Rumsfeld said. "The goal must be to stop Saddam Hussein before he fires a weapon of mass destruction against our people."