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CNN Highlights Boehner Video Thanking Troops, Surge for Progress in Iraq
Posted by Press Office on August 31, 2010 | comments
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Yesterday, CNN’s Situation Room highlighted a web video released by Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) which credited our troops with the success of the surge in Iraq.  CNN also offered a preview of an address Leader Boehner will deliver at the American Legion National Convention later today at 2:10pm EST, as Wolf Blitzer noted: “President Obama won't be the only one publicly addressing this milestone in Iraq tomorrow. Republicans will have a voice as well. The House Minority Leader John Boehner is planning a major speech ahead of the President's.”

As Congressman Boehner noted in an op-ed in Human Events last week:

The success of the troop surge is undeniable. By taking the fight to al Qaeda, other terrorist threats, and the insurgency, our men and women in uniform succeeded in providing greater security to the Iraqi population and giving the government the time to build capacity to more effectively meet the needs of the Iraqi people. As a result, the drawdown of U.S. troops that began in 2008 has been able to continue. I commend President Obama for listening to our commanders in the field and working closely with them, the Iraqi people, and the Congress to ensure that we continue making significant strides there.

The American people owe a debt of gratitude to the courage and sacrifice of our troops for all they have done to advance freedom abroad and strengthen our security here at home.

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