Local Congressman Speaks Out on Hussein - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

01/31/03

Local Congressman Speaks Out on Hussein

Congressman Joe Wilson Congressman Joe Wilson

As the war on terrorism continues, more local representatives are speaking out. South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson serves on the House Armed Services Committee. He says the committee has been discussing Sadam Hussein's lack of cooperation with UN inspectors. Congressman Wilson says if Hussein does not hand over the 30,000 canisters of chemical and biological weapons that are unaccounted for, the US will be forced to fight.

"This is an evil person who, if given the ability to injure the US and kill American citizens, he would do so," he told us. "And I think it's an act of self-defense for our President to possibly take action against him."

Congressman Wilson tells WTOC we can expect to see more troops deploying, including more from the Beaufort area.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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