Blumenthal Statement on President’s Decision to Remove All U.S. Troops From Iraq

Hartford (CT) — Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement following President Barack Obama’s announcement that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year:

“The President’s announcement of withdrawal from Iraq by year’s end is welcome news for our service members and their families.  I look forward to welcoming home our National Guard and other troops in the coming months as they return home for the holidays. The men and women who served in Iraq have the thanks of a grateful nation and we must recommit to the important challenge of providing support to our returning veterans who have fought bravely to defend our freedom.  There is no greater sacrifice than the one made by our service members and their families and just as they have been there for us, we must provide them with the training, education, and health care they need to transition back to civilian life.”