U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following joint statement regarding the nomination of Ambassador Stephen Beecroft to be the next U.S. ambassador to Iraq:
"We strongly support President Obama's nomination of Ambassador Stephen Beecroft to be our next ambassador to Iraq. Steve is one of our most talented Foreign Service Officers and a wise choice for this challenging post, to which we are confident he will bring strong leadership and clear thinking. Having visited Baghdad last week where Steve is currently serving as Chargé, we came away deeply impressed by Steve's understanding of Iraq and qualifications to be ambassador. We urge our Senate colleagues to confirm him swiftly, before we leave for recess."