Cornyn Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation
by John Cornyn on August 31, 2010 at 7:25 PM
I issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s address to the nation on the war in Iraq:
President Obama is right to honor our troops who helped turn the tide of violence in Iraq during its darkest days. But it’s puzzling to listen to this White House try to take credit for the results of the strategy he and Vice President Biden adamantly opposed from the start.
Our success in Iraq has everything to do with the hard work of our men and women in uniform, the Iraqi people, and President Bush’s resolve. It has nothing to do with President Obama’s campaign promise to carry out the previous administration’s plan for returning US troops from Iraq.