Utah's members of Congress said President Bush is "doing the right thing," is "wise" and made a "master stroke" in telling Saddam Hussein to leave Kuwait by noon on Saturday or face a ground war.
Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, said, "The president has made a very wise move in putting Saddam Hussein on notice that if he is not smart enough to pull out of Kuwait by tomorrow, he will be waging the most brutal ground war in history."If he tempts our hand . . . he will obviously lose and will be solely responsible for the entire conflict and the resulting loss of life."
Garn added, "We can only hope he will come to his senses."
Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said, "I think the president has outmaneuvered Saddam.."
"I think the president issued his ultimatum for two reasons. One was to stop Saddam from buying time. The other was to stop new atrocities on occupied land," he said.
Rep. Bill Orton, D-Utah, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said, "The president's doing the right thing. If Saddam Hussein sincerely intends to leave Kuwait, then now is the time for him to show good faith and start pulling his troops out by the Saturday deadline set by the president."