Five year anniversary: House votes to authorize Iraq war.


Five years ago today, the House of Representatives voted to authorize the military force against Iraq. At 3:05 pm on Oct. 10, 2002, the House registered a 296-133 vote in approval of Bush’s request. Bush immediately hailed the vote: “I would like to thank the members of the House of Representatives, just as I thanked Speaker Hastert and Leader Gephardt a few minutes ago, for the very strong bipartisan vote authorizing the use of force in Iraq if it becomes necessary.” Here is the list of 133 House members who courageously voted no: