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Many Utahns Support Bush's Plans for Iraq

Many Utahns Support Bush's Plans for Iraq

Posted - Mar. 7, 2003 at 8:04 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City- KSL TV) Most Utahns we spoke to after President Bush's speech last night were behind a U.S. lead war in Iraq -- with or without the support of the United Nations.

Leonard Grover of West Jordan says, "The debate about the threat appears to be coming to an end, and that President Bush has the evidence and that we as a people have to unite behind him."

National polls have shown that Americans would be far more supportive of the war if it has clear backing from the United Nations. Some here in the beehive state echo that sentiment.

Kaylynn Buxton of Stansbury Park says, "I think the war needs to happen, and I think eventually it will. But I also think that the more support we can get from the U.N. and other countries, would help. So it's kind of a Catch 22."

President Bush clearly has the support of Utah lawmakers if he leads the nation into war. In it's final moments late Wednesday night, the Utah House adopted a resolution declaring that Utah stands behind Bush's decisions in the conflict with Iraq. The vote was 60 to 6.

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