Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on the Situation in Iraq, August 8, 2014

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 8, 2014. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement on the situation in Iraq.

“I support the Administration’s decision to use targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect American lives that are in imminent danger in Erbil and to provide assistance to address the deepening humanitarian crisis and potential genocide of the Yezidis.”

“Even though these airstrikes were necessary, these actions alone will not end the crisis in Iraq. The long term solution must be a political solution, not a military one. I encourage President Obama to return to Congress and begin the discussion of the steps we need to take to stabilize Iraq.”

“It’s my obligation to make sure our government honors our troops’ willingness to sacrifice when we make the decision to pursue military intervention.”