McCaskill Reacts to Iraq Study Group

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Thursday, December 07 2006 Dec 7, 2006 Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:37:12 AM CST December 07, 2006 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Missouri lawmakers welcome the Iraq Study Group's report and its recommendations regarding the war, now in its fourth year. Democratic Senator-elect Claire McCaskill, who will have a seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said the report is a way to "make positive progress out of the mess in Iraq." Outgoing Republican Senator Jim Talent cited the group's conclusion that there should be no "artificial timetable" for troop withdrawal. And Republican Senator Kit Bond said the study confirms that the U.S. needs to be flexible in deciding what course of action to take. Democratic Congressman Ike Skelton is now chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a critic of Bush's Iraq policy. Skelton said group's finding might lead to a consensus on Iraq policy in Congress and within the administration.

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