Menendez Statement On Bush's VFW Speech

Menendez Statement On Bush's VFW Speech

Washington - United States Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today made the following statement after President Bush's speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention:

"President Bush's history lesson this morning does little to help us bring our troops home safely. The key to getting ahead is taking whatever task you are given and doing it well. While the United States military is doing its job well -- and I've supported giving them the resources they need to do the job they've been given -- Iraqi officials don't seem to have the same level of commitment to getting the job done. Without local support, our soldiers continue to be in harm's way everyday. It is true that Iraqis, not US officials, will decide if Prime Minister Maliki remains in office, but US officials do have a moral responsibility to bring our troops home when Iraqi officials won't work together to succeed at their task: peace in Iraq."

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