Tom Harkin on the 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq

MARCH 18TH, 2008 | Harkin for Senate

Sen. Tom Harkin issued the following statement ahead of the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. Harkin has been a leader on efforts in Congress to redeploy our troops and bring them home:

“On this fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we have reached an extraordinary juncture. The so-called surge has failed to achieve its stated objective, which was to facilitate reconciliation within the Iraqi government. While our brave American troops have performed brilliantly, the Iraqi government, time and again, has failed to take the kinds of actions that will foster national unity. Meanwhile, we have received a series of objective, authoritative reports documenting that the Iraqi government, Army, and police are dysfunctional and riddled with sectarianism and corruption.”

“In other words, the President’s stay the course policy in Iraq has brought us more of the same. The same violence. The same dysfunction. The same failure.”

“Enough is enough. The only true way forward in Iraq is to redeploy U.S. forces. Only then will Iraqi leaders have the incentive to resolve their differences and take responsibility for their own future. And by redeploying our troops to strategic locations elsewhere in the Middle East, we will be able to pursue a more effective strategy in that critical part of the world.” | digg this | stumble it! | share on facebook

On March 20th, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Chester324b wrote:

Best way to prevent suicide is to bring all boys home, and not send anymore over!Nothing left to be accomplished – not just the 4000 dead but all 30,000 wounded are suicide/homicide risks

On April 6th, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Paul wrote:

Why are liberals so content to pull out of Iraq? I thought the idiot liberals were the humanitarians of the world?

Liberals caused thousands of deaths after Vietnam. To think a different outcome would occur in Iraq if we pulled out is insane.

Liberals are the cancer of America.

The best way to prevent suicide is to give people something to believe in. You can’t give someone prosperity.

On April 22nd, 2008 at 04:37 PM, Ann Hart wrote:

As a super delegate, you need to announce whom you are supporting NOW. Iowa greatly supported Barack Obama. Since you are an important political leader in Iowa, you should follow what the people in Iowa want-Obama. I will wait to support you when I hear you give your support to Iowa’a pick, Obama.

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