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Davis Comments on General Petraeus' Iraq Testimony

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Location: Washington, DC

Davis Comments on General Petraeus' Iraq Testimony

Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis made the following statement following testimony by General David Petraeus on America's progress in Iraq:

"General Petraeus is doing an admirable job leading our forces in Iraq, and I thank him for his thorough, honest report of how our men and women are doing in the field," said Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis.

"It is encouraging to hear about the progress our forces are making in Iraq, as evidenced by General Petraeus' belief that we could bring some of our men and women home by next year. However, it is concerning that real progress still has not been achieved on the Iraqi political front, and it is essential that the Iraqi government take a stronger role in leading their country. I have said for some time now that our commitment in Iraq is not open-ended, and the Iraqi government must recognize this.

I encourage the President to strongly consider the recommendations made by General Petraeus," added Davis.

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