Wednesday, January 24, 2007

McNerney Opposes Escalating The War In Iraq

Rep. Jerry McNerney (1/12/07):

"(Bush) offered no real strategy for winning the war in Iraq or the broader global struggle with terrorism. Many military and foreign policy experts, including the joint chiefs of staff, have acknowledged that the president's proposal to increase troop strength is not a solution to the ongoing instability in Iraq.

"I believe that an influx of troops may actually worsen the situation on the ground. Not only that, but redeploying 20,000 additional troops to Iraq will stretch our already fully deployed armed forces even further."

In fact, the very consideration of redeploying troops to Iraq means we are distracted from the wider terrorist threat — especially in Afghanistan, where additional forces may be necessary to reign in the resurgence of al-Qaida and the Taliban." (source)


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