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It can be tempting to look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude our best option is to pack up and go home. That may be satisfying in the short run, but I believe the consequences for American security would be devastating....That does clearly imply that if you don't support the war, you don't support the troops.
Four years after this war began, the fight is difficult, but it can be won. It will be won if we have the courage and resolve to see it through....
The United States military is the most capable and courageous fighting force in the world. And whatever our differences in Washington, our troops and their families deserve the appreciation and the support of our entire nation.