Most of Minnesota’s congressional delegation weighed in on President Obama’s announcement that troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year, with statements supporting the troops and with most applauding the move.
MPR’s Tom Scheck gathered the statements from U.S. Reps. Tim Walz, Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Michele Bachmann and John Kline and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Bachmann’s statement was decidedly different in tone from her colleagues. She called the president’s move “a political decision and not a military one; it represents the complete failure of President Obama to secure an agreement with Iraq for our troops to remain there to preserve the peace and demonstrates how far our foreign policy leadership has fallen.”
But the others heralded the move as good news for the nation and our soldiers.