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H. RES. 557

Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service 
        of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces.



                             March 11, 2004

  Mr. Hyde (for himself, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Blunt, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, Mr. 
  Goss, and Mr. Hunter) submitted the following resolution; which was 
 referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition 
  to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned



Relating to the liberation of the Iraqi people and the valiant service 
        of the United States Armed Forces and Coalition forces.

Whereas Saddam Hussein and his regime committed crimes against humanity, 
        systematically violating the human rights of Iraqis and citizens of 
        other countries;
Whereas Saddam Hussein's terror regime subjected the Iraqi people to murder, 
        torture, rape, and amputation;
Whereas on March 16, 1988, Saddam Hussein's regime had and unleashed weapons of 
        mass destruction against Kurdish citizens, killing nearly 5,000 of them;
Whereas as many as 270 mass grave sites, containing the remains of as many as 
        400,000 victims of Saddam Hussein's regime, have been found in Iraq;
Whereas rape was used to intimidate the Iraqi population, with victims often 
        raped in front of their families;
Whereas the regime punished the Marsh Arabs by draining the marshlands, which 
        created hundreds of thousands of refugees and caused an ecological 
Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338), passed by the 
        House of Representatives by a vote of 360 to 38, made it United States 
        policy to support efforts to remove from power the regime headed by 
        Saddam Hussein;
Whereas with the Iraqi regime failing to comply with 16 previously adopted 
        United Nations Security Council resolutions, the Security Council 
        unanimously approved Resolution 1441 on November 8, 2002, declaring that 
        Iraq ``has been and remains in material breach of its obligations under 
        relevant resolutions, including resolution 687 (1991), in particular 
        through Iraq's failure to cooperate with United Nations inspectors''; 
Whereas on October 10, 2002, the House of Representatives passed the 
        Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 
        (Public Law 107-243) and on March 19, 2003, the United States initiated 
        military operations in Iraq: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) affirms that the United States and the world have been 
        made safer with the removal of Saddam Hussein and his regime 
        from power in Iraq;
            (2) commends the Iraqi people for their courage in the face 
        of unspeakable oppression and brutality inflicted on them by 
        Saddam Hussein's regime;
            (3) commends the Iraqi people on the adoption of Iraq's 
        interim constitution; and
            (4) commends the members of the United States Armed Forces 
        and Coalition forces for liberating Iraq and expresses its 
        gratitude for their valiant service.

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