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Misconceptions About Iraq

Location: Washington, DC

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT IRAQ -- (House of Representatives - September 09, 2004)

(Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. Madam Speaker, the war in Iraq is one that we all understand is not easily won. The enemy does not play by our rules of engagement. They have no conscience, they have no decency, they have no moral compass.

Yet the same anger, arrogance, and ignorance that fuels these terrorists who have lashed out at citizens across the globe is now, according to John Kerry, a sign of the Iraqi people's "frustration" with the Bush administration.

Yes, there are pockets of resistance within Iraq, but KERRY'S assertion that the Iraqis are acting out in political dissension with the Bush administration's military strategy is ludicrous.

Madam Speaker, Iraqis are not lashing out through political activism, they are shooting American soldiers. They are killing the very same people who have come to help them. Mr. Kerry should be more focused on reality and less on political rhetoric. Our soldiers have risked it all to liberate Iraq and the Iraqi people.

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