Cheney For the second time this week, Vice President Dick Cheney has spoken publicly about the Bush administration's desire for a pre-emptive strike on Iraq. Speaking to a Korean War veterans' reunion in San Antonio, Texas, Cheney said the U.S. "will take whatever action is necessary" to defend America's freedom and security. Two prominent senators, Patrick Leahy and Russell Feingold, are insisting that President Bush seek permission from Congress before deciding to go to war with Iraq. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep. (4:30)
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For the second time this week, Vice President Dick Cheney has spoken publicly about the Bush administration's desire for a pre-emptive strike on Iraq. Speaking to a Korean War veterans' reunion in San Antonio, Texas, Cheney said the U.S. "will take whatever action is necessary" to defend America's freedom and security. Two prominent senators, Patrick Leahy and Russell Feingold, are insisting that President Bush seek permission from Congress before deciding to go to war with Iraq. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep. (4:30)
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