DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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Congressman Scott Opposes President’s Call for Troop Surge in Iraq

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Washington, Jan 10, 2007 | Chandra Harris (770-210-5073) | comments
Congressman Scott Opposes President’s Call for Troop Surge in Iraq
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Tonight Congressman David Scott (D-GA) released the following statement opposing the President’s plan to increase troop levels in Iraq:

“Sending more American troops into combat is not the solution to the escalating problems in Iraq. I was very disappointed to hear tonight that our sons and daughters in the military are being asked to make greater sacrifices when over 3,000 American soldiers have died since the war in Iraq began nearly four years ago. Yet, tonight the President ignored the call for a new direction in Iraq given by American voters in November. The President’s new military plan also ignored the more recent advice of top generals in Iraq against an increase of American troops. Our troops have fought valiantly and with courage. Now is not the time to increase our military presence in Iraq with overextended troops. The way forward in Iraq requires political solutions that address the constant sectarian violence in Iraq that has existed for thousands of years because of ethnic differences.”

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