WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Thursday it was time for U.N. Security Council members to "show their cards" and he would insist on a vote on a resolution authorizing war on Iraq regardless of the prospects for success.
"No matter what the whip count is (the tally of expected votes), we're calling for the vote," Bush said. "We want to see people stand up and say what their opinion is about (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein and the utility of the United Nations Security Council.
"It's time for people to show their cards, to let the world know where they stand when it comes to Saddam." Source.