Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today issued the following statement on the announcement from the White House that nearly all American forces in Iraq will return home before the end of this year:
"After nine years, finally this holiday season all of our troops will be home from Iraq. Americans owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the brave men and women in military uniform who have served and continue to serve in Iraq. I know that communities across Nevada and our nation will welcome our troops home with open arms and a renewed commitment to care for those transitioning back to civilian life. America's armed forces have bravely performed their mission in Iraq and I salute each and every one of our troops now serving in harm's way and all those who have played a role in this military mission," said Berkley.