Bush: Iraq Change in World Interest
By Jennifer Loven
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, August 21, 2002; 12:56 PM
CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush promised Wednesday to consult allies before any military action against Iraq and asserted that an end to Saddam Hussein's regime "is in the interest of the world."
"How we achieve that is a matter of consultation and deliberation," Bush told reporters.
Even so, Bush said the subject of a possible military strike on Iraq did not come up at a meeting on his ranch with his top military advisers. Instead, he said, long-range Pentagon issues were discussed.