Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz gave a speech in Nashville, TN, Monday, October 28, 2002 to the Association of Old Crows. Deputy Wolfowitz said "The real issue we face, though, is how to weigh the risks of using force, should we have to do so, and that's what I'd like to talk about briefly this afternoon. Those risks are very real. As President Bush has demonstrated over and over again, he takes those risks extremely seriously, as does everyone in his administration. That's why the President has made it clear that he will do everything possible to achieve a peaceful disarmament of Iraq that resolves this issue that resolves this danger to our country and the world, if possible, without the use of force".