Blunt Visits Iraq

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Wednesday, May 24 2006 May 24, 2006 Wednesday, May 24, 2006 4:24:39 PM CDT May 24, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt has been spending time in Iraq this week. Blunt is traveling with two other governors, Republican Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Democrat Brian Schweitzer of Montana. Blunt, who's in the Navy Reserve is expected to make comments to Missouri media later Wednesday. While secretary of state, he was deployed after the 9-11 terror attacks. About 1,300 Army and Air National Guard members from Missouri are stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Romney's office says he's there to visit with area troops and meet with leaders in Baghdad. About half the nation's governors have made similar trips. The group also is expected to travel to Afghanistan. The delegation did not publicize the trip ahead of time.

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