Wednesday, November 14, 2007



“Democrats are adding denial to their agenda of retreat and defeat in Iraq”

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Mike Pence delivered the following speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning regarding a Democrat bill calling for retreat in Iraq.

“The tide is turning in Iraq. As The Washington Post noted just last week, the number of attacks against U.S. soldiers has fallen to levels not seen since before February of 2006, when the bombing of the Shiite Shrine in Samara touched off waves of sectarian killing.

“The death toll of American troops in October fell to 39, the lowest level since March of 2006. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced this last Sunday, that Sunni Shiite violence in Baghdad was down more than seventy-five percent in the last year.

“But sadly, today the House of Representatives will bring an Iraq supplemental bridge fund that once again brings the same tired language mandating withdrawal from Iraq.

“It seems, Madame Speaker, the Democrats are adding denial to their agenda of retreat and defeat in Iraq. Now is not the time to micromanage a widening success in Iraq. Let’s give the American soldiers the resources they need to get the job done, see freedom win, and come home safe.”

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