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SenateBill Number: 515Primary Sponsor: WaddellType of Legislation: SRSubject: Desert StormDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jan 17, 1991Computer Document Number: 515Introduced Date: Jan 17, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Jan 17, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, adoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Waddell Bryan Courson Drummond Fielding Giese Gilbert Hayes Helmly Hinds Hinson Holland Land Leatherman Leventis Long Lourie Macaulay Martin Martschink Matthews McConnell McGill Mitchell Moore Mullinax O'Dell Passailaigue Patterson Peeler Pope Reese Rose Russell Saleeby Setzler Shealy Horace C. Smith J. Verne Smith Nell W. Smith Stilwell Thomas Washington Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Senate Resolution
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January 17, 1991
Introduced by SENATORS Waddell, Bryan, Courson, Drummond, Fielding, Giese, Gilbert, Hayes, Helmly, Hinds, Hinson, Holland, Land, Leatherman, Leventis, Long, Lourie, Macaulay, Martin, Martschink, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mitchell, Moore, Mullinax, O'Dell, Passailaigue, Patterson, Peeler, Pope, Reese, Rose, Russell, Saleeby, Setzler, Shealy, Horace C. Smith, J. Verne Smith, Nell W. Smith, Stilwell, Thomas, Washington, Williams and Wilson
S. Printed 1/17/91--S.
Read the first time January 17, 1991.
TO COMMEND PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, HIS MILITARY ADVISORS, AND THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES ON THEIR WELL PLANNED AND SUCCESSFUL FIRST-STRIKE ON IRAQ, TO CONVEY THE FULL SUPPORT OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE ALLIED FORCES, AND TO EXPRESS THE HOPE THAT A SWIFT CONCLUSION WILL RESULT.
Whereas, President George Bush ordered decisive and overwhelming military action on Wednesday, January 16, 1991 to be taken against Saddam Hussein, his Iraqi forces, military installations, and military industrial sites by directing the men and women of the United States Armed Forces to attack; and
Whereas, it appears that in the short time that has passed since the liberation attack known as `Operation Desert Storm' began, the Allied Forces have attained a great degree of surprise, air superiority and success; and
Whereas, it is with great concern and pride that the people of South Carolina follow the historic events in the Middle East as they unfold before our eyes and ears; and
Whereas, the American soldiers have made and continue to make a great sacrifice to ensure the freedom of the world from the maniacal oppression of one man who desires to hold the whole world hostage; and
Whereas, we must never forget the men and women who are in the front lines actively engaging the enemy, the crews that load the airplanes armament, the crews that keep the planes flying and the armed forces rolling, the pilots who venture into enemy territory, the ground forces, and all others in Saudi Arabia and the waters surrounding the Middle East; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina, the United States, and the rest of the world will forever be indebted to the brave soldiers of the Allied Forces; and
Whereas, it is time to stand solidly behind the troops representing South Carolina and support the parents and relatives with loved ones in the Middle East; and
Whereas, never before has there been such great international solidarity in condemning and moving against an aggressor nation. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate and the people of South Carolina do hereby commend President Bush, his advisors, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for their successful and overwhelming attack on Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraq's unjust grip.
Be it further resolved to convey the full support of the State of South Carolina to the Allied Forces for their initial efforts and the efforts that continue.
Be it further resolved that the Senate and the people of South Carolina desire and pray for a swift conclusion to the conflict in the Middle East so that a minimum of personal tragedies may occur and our uniformed heroes may come home soon.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to President George Bush, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, and Eston Marchant, Adjutant General of South Carolina.