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Congress backs action against Iraq

President Clinton's decision to attack Iraq's intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a foiled plot to kill former President Bush won early bipartisan backing from Congress.

"I'm not going to second-guess it, or in any way criticize it," Senate Republican leader Bob Dole said Sunday in Iowa. "I think he made a decision based on the evidence. Compared to our indecision on Bosnia, it was at least a step in the right direction. It was a very measured response."

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"It would be difficult for me to think of members who would oppose it," said Rep. Lee Hamilton (D) of Indiana, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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