"The United States has no quarrel with the Iraqi people. They suffered too long in quiet captivity. ... We cannot stand by and do nothing while danger is gathering. ... We must stand up for our security and the permanent rights and hopes of mankind.Within a matter of days or weeks, the United States (and perhaps our allies) will most likely launch a devastating attack on Iraq. It is expected this attack will include tens of thousands of ground troops. As many as one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand young American men may be asked to put their lives at risk to defend the United States, freedom, and "the permanent rights and hopes of mankind."