Institute for Public Accuracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 6, 2006
1:25 PM

CONTACT:  Senator Russ Feingold
202/224-5323

 
Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold On the Iraq Study Group Report
 

WASHINGTON - December 6 - “Unfortunately, the Iraq Study Group report does too little to change the flawed mind-set that led to the misguided war in Iraq. Maybe there are still people in Washington who need a study group to tell them that the policy in Iraq isn’t working, but the American people are way ahead of this report.

While the report has regenerated a few good ideas, it doesn’t adequately put Iraq in the context of a broader national security strategy. We need an Iraq policy that is guided by our top national security priority – defeating the terrorist network that attacked us on 9/11 and its allies. We can’t continue to just look at Iraq in isolation. Unless we set a serious timetable for redeploying our troops from Iraq, we will be unable to effectively address these global threats. In the end, this report is a regrettable example of ‘official Washington’ missing the point.”

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