Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hartzler: Withdrawal of troops from Iraq could weaken Iraq ability to establish democracy

The following statement was issued by Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler about the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq:

The announcement by President Obama of the full withdrawal of U.S. combat forces in Iraq by the end of the year is a tribute to the tremendous effort put forward by American servicemen and women over the past decade. We are proud of their accomplishments.

While we look forward to their return home, we do remain concerned that the announced full withdrawal by December 31 could weaken Iraq's ability to establish a permanent democracy. We hope that is not the case and that Iraq will continue its firm commitment to a free and strong country of the people.

We thank our brave men and women who have served and are serving in Iraq to further the cause of freedom. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


We've given Iraq the opportunity to build a nation. Now it is time to give the people of Iraq the opportunity to prove themselves. If they are not capable by now, they never will be and we do not need to waste any additional resources there.