Iowa Veteran Expresses Dismay Over Iowa Republican Caucus Results

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Des Moines, IA – A US Army veteran expressed dismay at the results of tonight’s GOP Caucus in Iowa, warning that either of the top two candidates would set the military, US Security, and Veterans far back, should they win the nomination and become President.

“The Republican party has taken the first step towards pushing our military and veterans off a cliff, tonight,” said Mark Wallace, a US Army veteran from Des Moines said.  Wallace served in the Army from 1985-89 and in the National Guard from 1989-93.  “Had Mitt Romney been President this past year, we would still be in Iraq, against their democratic government’s wishes, and our troops would currently be facing a massive barrage of attacks, as Iran gained even more strength in the region.  Just a few months ago, Mitt Romney openly played with the idea of privatizing some VA care, and sending veterans to cope within the private health care system.”

“As far as Rick Santorum, his fervent desire to start bombing Iran shows he understands very little about global security, or our military. A bombing campaign in Iran would result in regional conflagration that would not only put US security at risk, but very possibly mobilize Iran’s proxy armies to strike at Israel.  Our war-weary military would only be dragged back into a long and expensive war. As a veteran, I fear what a Romney or Santorum Presidency would actually mean.”

Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.

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