Pelosi Statement on President’s Meeting with Congressional Leaders
Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following a meeting between the President and Congressional leaders on Iraq and other national security issues:
“Today’s meeting at the White House allowed an important dialogue to take place between the President and Congressional leaders on Iraq and other national security issues.
“Once again, the President made clear the situation in Iraq requires its leaders to make hard decisions and compromises to bring their country together. Iraq’s leaders must step up and work with all Iraqis to overcome the sectarian differences that are crippling their country. I was pleased the President reiterated his assurances that he will not send U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq.
“I do not believe the President needs any further legislative authority to pursue the particular options for increased security assistance discussed today. I am pleased by the President’s efforts to secure strong Congressional support, and I look forward to additional consultation.”
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