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Cooperate with the U.N.

The League of Women Voters urges President Bush to continue working with the United Nations to resolve the situation with Iraq. International cooperation is an essential element in guarding against terrorism and protecting all nations from attack, particularly those that may involve nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

Working with the United Nations provides the United States with many foreign and domestic policy advantages: It ensures a full and exhaustive debate of a range of alternative policies and actions; it builds unity of purpose by clearly defining the objectives to be fulfilled; it assures the world that the United States is not acting solely for its own benefit while reassuring the American people that the United States is not acting alone; and it increases the chances of long-term success through international peacekeeping and nation-building efforts.

Nanette Benowitz

president, League of Women Voters of Utah