Today, Congressman Olver released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's announcement that all troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year:
"I am very pleased to learn of the President's plan to withdraw all troops from Iraq by the end of this year, as planned. To say that withdrawal is overdue would be an understatement. I have been a vocal opponent of our nation's involvement in Iraq since the conflict was first conceived of roughly nine years ago. Nonetheless, I am pleased to hear that the end of this conflict for America--one that has cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars--is finally in sight," said Congressman Olver.