Burr Statement on Iraq Study Group Report

December 6, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC --- U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today made the following statement regarding the Iraq Study Group Report:

"I applaud James Baker, Lee Hamilton, and the panel members for their hard work and dedication in producing a thorough report.

The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the situation in Iraq and mirrors many of my observations after visiting Iraq in September. At that time my concerns were: security, infrastructure, and the stability of a unity government. The report brings forth some interesting proposals that I look forward to discussing with my colleagues in the Senate.

I am confident there are actions which can be taken to improve the situation in Iraq. I continue to believe it is in the best interest of the Iraqi people, the United States, and global security that we remain committed to supporting a free and stable Iraq.

I hope in the near future Iraq will take on more responsibility for its own security and the Iraqi army will take over combat operations, allowing our troops to play a greater support role in the region."

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