PRESS RELEASE: Statement on This Morning's Attacks In Iraq

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Washington, DC - The largest progressive group of veterans in America,, today released the following statement on this morning's attacks in Iraq, which killed five American service members.  In a statement, Iraq war veteran, and Interim Chairman of, Ashwin Madia said:

"The attacks this morning in Iraq, which tragically killed five US Service Members, are a stark reminder that no matter what, combat in Iraq is not at an end.  The rise in violence comes as remaining insurgents try to dissuade Iraq's government from requesting that US Forces stay past the year-end Status of Forces Agreement deadline. The attacks emphasize what VoteVets has been saying for some time - as long as US Forces remain in Iraq, there will be no end to violent attacks against them.  President Obama should honor the Status of Forces Agreement, and affirm to Prime Minister Maliki that all US troops will be returning home, as planned."

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.


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