Friday, December 23, 2011
Marty Chavez Statement on Ending the Iraq War
On December 19th, former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez released the following statement on the end of the Iraq War:
“As the last of our troops depart from Iraq after nine years we must first and foremost honor their dedication, service and valor by ensuring that the needs of our returning veterans and military families are met by continuing to improve and strengthen the support we provide as a nation. In Congress, I will fight for the healthcare, job training and educational opportunities that they have earned and deserve.
“We must also pause and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending freedom and preserving democracy.
“I’m proud of our troops for their bravery and the job they accomplished while maintaining faith in their mission. Nevertheless, I firmly believe that we must end the wars abroad, bring our troops home and refocus our priorities and resources on recovering our economy and rebuilding schools and infrastructure here at home.”