Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boyda visits Iraq, praises job done by US military

Stories ran in yesterday's Topeka Capital-Journal and Lawrence Journal-World providing more coverage of Congresswoman Nancy Boyda's trip to Iraq. In interviews, she said she could see improvement on the ground, but that everything was still on shaky ground.

“It’s headed in a much better direction but everything is very tentative,” Boyda said after receiving briefings from war commander Army Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and others.

She said that violence has decreased significantly in the region but that U.S. military and civilian officials don’t want to raise hopes yet.

“What is happening on the ground tactically is very good, and everyone is hopeful that it will continue, but no one is taking anything for granted and they don’t want to overstate things,” she said. -Lawrence Journal-World

We'll be back later today with some added analysis.

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