Senate is considering legislation that would force a retreat from the
are making real progress in our diplomatic efforts to end the Iran-Iraq war.
Allied cooperation in protecting the Gulf has been very helpful. Now is the
time to show steadfastness in our commitment, not vacillation and timidity. I
will veto this legislation should it reach my desk. I want to make it clear
that, despite the damage this legislation could do just by its consideration,
we will not abandon our strategic interests or our friends in the