Menendez Votes Against Blank Check For Iraq War

Menendez Votes Against Blank Check For Iraq War

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement today after voting against the supplemental appropriations bill for the Iraq War:

"Handing a blank check to President Bush for Iraq gives him a green light to continue his endless, disastrous stay-the-course plan. Meanwhile American sons and daughters continue to be killed, the masterminds of 9/11 have their own safe zone and our economy at home is tanking. Keeping Americans entrenched as Iraq's national police force hurts our national security and economic security here at home, and it's not delivering a lasting peace to Iraq either. Only when the Iraqi government actually believes that we won't be there forever will it stand up and take control. Transitioning our troops out of there gives both our country and Iraq the best chance for peace and prosperity, and that is the course we should be pursuing."

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