SF committee considers Iraq resolution

Daily Planet Wire Service
Friday October 04, 2002


SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco supervisor's bid to speak out against a possible congressional resolution in favor of military action in Iraq was scheduled for a hearing Thursday at City Hall. 

Supervisor Mark Leno, who sits on the Health and Human Services Committee chaired by his colleague Chris Daly, introduced the proposed resolution on Sept. 23 and has obtained two co-sponsors.  

Thursday’s hearing falls on a day in which the U.S. Senate is debating a resolution authorizing the use of force overseas – a prospect that Leno's resolution calls “premature” since the United Nations Security Council has yet to deliberate on its stance. 

Leno notes that U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, has been privy to classified security briefings because of her leadership position in the House of Representatives and commented recently that she has not been persuaded that the Middle Eastern nation poses a nuclear threat to the United States.