House Democrats form anti-war coalition

A group of 19 House Democrats yesterday pledged to build a congressional coalition to oppose a U.S. military attack on Iraq.
“Unilateral military action by the United States against Iraq is unjustified, unwarranted and illegal,” said Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, who predicted “dozens” more Democrats would join their group in coming days to oppose the Bush administration’s plan for an attack. “The administration has failed to make the case that Iraq poses an imminent or immediate threat to the United States.”

Mr. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, has been leading the anti-war effort. He said there is no credible evidence linking Iraq to the September 11 terrorist attacks or to the al Qaeda network. Mr. Kucinich also said there is no credible evidence that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction.

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