Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 4:11 PM
The Bush administration continues to build a policy case against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein - a path many observers expect may lead to U.S. military action. Wednesday, September 4th, the president invited leaders of both houses of Congress to the White House, for a briefing on Iraqi policy. Aides insist Mr. Bush has made no decision about an assault on Baghdad - and knows he'll have to justify it to Congress, if he does. But Congress is divided on a course of action. This week, 90.3's April Baer talked with two members of Ohio's Congressional delegation about the possibility of a war with Iraq.
Mike Dewine Interview [Listen]
Senator Mike Dewine, a Republican, is a member of the Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence. Recently, he says, he had a chance to discuss the issue with U.S. allies in the Middle East.
Dennis Kucinich Interview [Listen]
While some lawmakers, like Mr. Dewine, are turning a cautiously receptive ear to President Bush, others are not convinced the administration is on the right track. Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he is opposed to any military action in Iraq. Furthermore, he sent a letter to the President last month asking him to be mindful of the role of Congress in any declaration of war.