NASHUA –Associated Press stories indicate that Iraq has reached several new agreements seen as critical to easing sectarian tensions. Jennifer Horn, Republican candidate for Congress, issued the following statement:
"Recent reports indicating the Iraqi government has achieved "satisfactory" progress on 15 of 18 political benchmarks bring us one step closer to the time when a stable and self-governing Iraq is in charge of its own security. While the progress is slow and not perfect, this shows that we are in fact making progress in Iraq and that we are on the right course.
As we celebrate our own Independence this week we should remember that that the fight for freedom and self-governance continues in many nations around the world. America is now, and must forever be, a beacon of hope to freedom-seeking people everywhere.
We must keep our commitment to stabilization, democracy and economic growth in Iraq. There is no single issue more challenging to America's future than the Global War on Terror. We must remember that our generals on the ground are in the best position to determine the needs of the military, not grandstanding politicians in Washington.
I call on Paul Hodes and the Democrats in Congress to get out of the way and stop setting up roadblocks to progress."