St. Louis Public Radio News
11:19 am
Tue October 1, 2002

Blagojevich Supports Bush Resolution on Iraq

Chicago, IL – Illinois Congressman Rod Blagojevich says he plans to support President Bush's request for congressional approval of war plans against Iraq.

He says he thinks Saddam Hussein is evil and poses a clear threat to the United States. The Democratic congressman is running for Illinois governor.

Blagojevich was reacting to comments made on Sunday by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. The Democratic senator said he will oppose the president's request. The Senate is expected to vote on the resolution this week.

A spokesman for U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald says the Republican will not commit himself to supporting a war resolution without seeing its final wording. He says Fitzgerald generally favors authorizing the president to use force.