WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will seek to rally the nation behind any decision to attack Iraq if he decides Saddam Hussein must be ousted, the White House communications director says.
"If he decides that we need to take action to minimize the threat that (Saddam) now poses, ... he will do so in a way that will clearly be articulated to the American people, clearly articulated our friends and allies," Dan Bartlett said Sunday.
"And you'll find, because of the abysmal record of Saddam Hussein and the threat that he causes in the region, and to us as well, that we will have support," Bartlett said on ABC'S "This Week."
"The president hasn't asked for support because he hasn't made up his mind. But I think you'll find many people rallying to such a noble cause."
Also Sunday, White House officials said Vice President Dick Cheney was a late addition to the participation list for the military planning summit Bush is convening Wednesday at his Texas ranch.
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