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Statement by Mitt Romney on President Obama's Decision to Withdraw Troops from Iraq

October 21, 2011

Mitt Romney issued the following statement on President Obama's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq:

"President Obama's astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories that were won through the blood and sacrifice of thousands of American men and women. The unavoidable question is whether this decision is the result of a naked political calculation or simply sheer ineptitude in negotiations with the Iraqi government. The American people deserve to hear the recommendations that were made by our military commanders in Iraq."

Mitt Romney, Statement by Mitt Romney on President Obama's Decision to Withdraw Troops from Iraq Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/297760

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