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War with Iraq Should Be Last Option, Says Former VP Dan Quayle '69

August 31, 2002

August 31, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - As tensions between the United States and Iraq escalate, Dan Quayle, the forty-fourth Vice President of the United States, a former U.S. Senator and Representative, and a 1969 graduate of DePauw University, says he does not believe a full-scale U.S. invasion of Iraq is the best option. An Associated Press story reports that Quayle thinks America "should build a coalition of nations against Saddam Hussein to prevent the Iraqi leader from using weapons of mass destruction." Quayle commented Friday while campaigning for Republican congressman John Hostettler in Vincennes, Indiana.

"The U.S. should have an international coalition that believes we should pre-empt, and not wait to be attacked," Quayle added, stating he would support a move to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power, and according to the AP, "also said he supports congressional approval for military action, even though President Bush does not need it."

You can access the article online by clicking here. A brief item also appears at television station WTWO's Web site, which can be found here.

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