King Testifies in Support of Victory in Iraq
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
For Immediate Release
|Representative Steve King
5th Congressional District of Iowa
|March 20, 2007|
KING TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF VICTORY IN IRAQ
|Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Steve King today told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that it would be a mistake to allow a politically-motivated, premature withdrawal of American forces from Iraq to move forward. King testified in support of H.Res. 147, a resolution he introduced to support victory in Iraq and the commanders and troops on the ground who are carrying out the new Iraq strategy.
"The stakes in Iraq are too high to stand idly by and watch the majority party in Congress undermine the constitutional authority of the Commander in Chief for political reasons. Congressional leadership needs to work with the President as Commander in Chief on a new strategy for victory and success in the war in Iraq, instead of waging a political war here at home. After only a month, the President’s new strategy in Iraq is beginning to show signs of success," said King.
"If America were to stop short of victory in Iraq, Iran would become the unchallenged power in the Middle East. Defeatists need to realize that giving Iran control of 42.6% of the world’s export oil and an unobstructed path to become a nuclear power puts every American within range of their missiles," added King.
King was one of two Republicans to testify before the Committee today.