The House attacked Iraq Wednesday, voting 418-0 to condemn its Scud missile attacks on Israel.
Among those launching verbal vollies at Saddam Hussein in the debate was Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East."Launched with only a vague notion of where they will land, these SCUD missiles serve no military function. They are weapons of terror used cynically to break the resolve of our Arab partners," Owens said.
"To Saddam Hussein, I say that terror will not split the coalition of nations united to liberate Kuwait. It will not avert our commitment to hobble a military machine which threatens the security of the region and the rest of the world," Owens said.
He added, "We are reminded by innocent victims (of the Scud attacks) that this (war) is anything but bloodless. It is not clean. It is not without suffering."
Owens also pledged "unequivocal commitment to Israel's security in the uncertain days which lie ahead."