Benishek Applauds President On Return of American Troops From Iraq

Dec 15, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security

WASHINGTON, DC:  Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement:

“I applaud President Obama for his remarks at Fort Bragg today marking the end of the war in Iraq.  I am confident that our men and women in uniform will come home to a grateful nation. 

Over the past decade, our soldiers in Iraq have made incredible sacrifices while serving the cause of freedom and working to build a better world for people they have never even met.   

Every poll I’ve seen indicates a large majority of the American people believe this conflict has run its course, so I believe it is fitting for American involvement in Iraq to come to a close.  

In welcoming home our troops, I am pleased to join the President in his commitment to improve veteran services for our returning servicemen.”

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