March 09, 2005

Crapo: President Strikes â??Right Balanceâ?? InMaking Iraq Case To The UN

Washington DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo today applauded President George W. Bushâ??s strong remarks before the United Nations regarding the future of Iraq. â??The President has struck the right balance between U.S. leadership and UN involvement regarding future help for the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government. As a nation, we welcome and appreciate the assistance both with troop support and financial help that UN member nations will offer, but the President is correct in saying we canâ??t rush the process of democracy in Iraq.â??â??Once again, the President has made the case that terrorism is widespread, ranging from Jakarta to New York to Washington, DC to the UN facilities in Baghdad,â?? Crapo added. â??While the price tag of Iraq involvement may be steep, it is fair for U.S. taxpayers and Congress to anticipate that UN members and Iraqi oil reserves will assist in paying the tab for creating democracy in Iraq.â??Crapoâ??s remarks are available today via satellite and radio feed:2:30-3:00 p.m. Mountain Time / 1:30-2:00 p.m. Pacific TimeC-Band, Galaxy 3Transponder 24 VerticalDownlink Frequency 4180Standard AudioFOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality is available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. If you encounter any difficulties with the system, please contact Susan Wheeler at the above number. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at www.senate.gov/src/radio/crapo.# # #