Iraq War Veterans In Congress Mostly Urge Caution

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2011, during the contentious debt ceiling debates in Congress.

ROE MUST change, if they had not been changed in favor of the enemy, we’d have been out if the ME a decade ago!

Over the last days and months, the 17 veterans of the Iraq War currently serving in Congress have helplessly watched from Washington as insurgent fighters gained ground in Iraq — ground that they fought for not long ago as combat surgeons and fighter pilots, platoon leaders and chaplains. But these new members of Congress aren’t marching lockstep on the way forward for the deteriorating country — not with each other, and not with older hawks on the Hill calling on President Barack Obama to get back into Iraq.
The group of mostly young, male, Republican members of the lower chamber are veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not yet of Washington. Eventually, some of them will supplant their elders in Congress with an increasing influence…

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