Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Skelton Reacts to Bush's Troop Reduction

The President announces 8,000 U.S. troops will be home from Iraq by February; Rep. Ike Skelton says calls for more reductions
"The President's plan to reduce force levels in Iraq may seem to signal movement in the right direction, but it really defers troop reductions until the next administration," said the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. "More significant troop reductions in Iraq are needed so that we can start to rebuild U.S. military readiness and provide the additional forces needed to finish the fight in Afghanistan."

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