Print Version-Statement of Congressman Capuano Regarding the War in Iraq
Statement of Congressman Capuano Regarding the War in Iraq
April 16, 2003
Coalition forces encountered little resistance in Iraq, and American troops have captured Baghdad. I have had grave doubts about the President's approach to foreign policy. I understand the need, post 9/11, to anticipate threats to our security. I persist in my belief that military force should be a last resort. I do not see continued conquest as the means to resolve the many grave foreign policy challenges that remain: decreasing terrorism, limiting nuclear proliferation, or encouraging respect for human rights.
Although I opposed the President's rush to war, I strongly support our men and women in uniform who fought bravely and who still face danger. I hope that they will all return safely and quickly. My thoughts are with them and their families during these uncertain times.
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