Fourth District Congressman Ike Skelton, D-Lexington, says the U. S. needs to begin pulling its troops out of Iraq and turn over security functions to the Iraqis.
Skelton's comments were made during a visit in Sedalia Thursday:
"We have to make sure the Iraqi government and military can do the job," Mr. Skelton said.
"We can't continually hold their hand."
Skelton is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.