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Reynolds, Slaughter Differ on Iraqi Threat

Buffalo, NY – Reaction from the Western New York congressional delegation was split after Secretary of State Colin Powell made his case that Iraq still has weapons of mass destruction.

Louise Slaughter, D-Rochester, says Powell made a persuasive case that Saddam Hussein isn't a good person and that he's hiding chemical and biological weapons. But she's not convinced that Iraq is the world's number one threat.

Slaughter, whose district now includes parts of Buffalo, says the North Korean nuclear program should be the United States' top priority right now. She equated it to the seriousness of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Meanwhile, Thomas Reynolds, R-Clarence, says he found the evidence laid out by Powell "thorough and compelling." Reynolds says he's been urging the Bush Administration to make its case against Iraq to the American People and the world. He says the administration is now making that case.