January 22, 2003
Kennedy: 'Wrong War'Bush seems to be losing "the big Mo'" as Senator Ted Kennedy joins international calls for restraint to Bush.
Kennedy said a military strike against Iraq would "undermine" the war against terrorism, "feed a rising tide of anti-Americanism overseas" and strain diplomatic relationships.
"Surely, we can have effective relationships with other nations without adopting a chip-on-the-shoulder foreign policy, a my-way-or-the-highway policy that makes all our goals in the world more difficult to achieve," he said. See CNN.
The CNN article also say that Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also urged Bush not to rush toward war.
"We need to be patient here," he said, "time is on our side here." Hagel said a "precipitous" move would "endanger not just Americans around the world, but it would endanger this country, our security, stability in the world for a long time to come because we were rash in using our power."