Oklahoma State Seal
December 5, 2006

Christina Tuff
(202) 225-2211

Sullivan Statement on Iraq Study Group Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, Congressman Sullivan issued the following statement regarding the recommendations made by the Iraq Study Group: 

“We must put security and stability first in our policy on Iraq. U.S forces should increase the training of Iraqi forces so they can begin to patrol their streets and secure the country. Iraq must take responsibility for the security of their country. 

I am concerned with the Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the U.S. should invite Iran and Syria to play a large diplomatic role in IraqIran and Syria cannot be trusted to be part of a genuine solution for peace in Iraq.

I am pleased with the Iraq Study Group’s recommendation not to immediately withdraw U.S. troops. A rapid troop pullout would immediately create a strategic, moral and humanitarian disaster in this already unstable part of the world.

Throughout this debate on Iraq, it is important that we continue to support the brave men and women in uniform who are fighting in the Global War on Terror.”

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