The following is a press release of Senator Biden's speech made to the Brookings Institution -
Biden: 2002 Iraq War Reslution No Longer Relevant
"The WMD were not there. Saddam Hussein is no longer there. The 2002 authorization is no longer relevant to the situation in Iraq."
"Leaving Iraq is necessary -- but it is not a plan. We also need a plan for what we leave behind."
Washington, DC - In a speech before the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC today, U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advocated revisiting the original 2002 Iraq War resolution. The Congress gave the President the authority in 2002 to destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and, if necessary, to depose Saddam Hussein. "The WMD were not there. Saddam Hussein is no longer there." Sen. Biden said that the 2002 authorization is no longer relevant to the situation in Iraq and he is working on legislation to repeal that authorization and replace it with a much narrower mission statement for our troops in Iraq. The whole statement - Bidens Press Release