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Florida reacts to Obama's speech on Iraq



Marco Rubio: “We should thank our troops who, under the leadership of Generals David Petraeus and Ray Odierno, brought Iraq back from the brink. We should also acknowledge President Bush and Members of Congress from both parties who did what was right in 2007 by supporting the troop surge that has made Iraq a safer and more stable nation. Their wisdom, political courage and faith in our troops have helped make this important milestone possible.”

Kendrick Meek: "Tonight, the President kept his promise to the American people to end combat operations responsibly and help the Iraqi people take full control over their own future. Our servicemen and women have been away from their families for too long. They have missed birthdays, holidays, and family celebrations. It is time to bring our men and women in uniform home and I look forward to seeing every last one of them return from Iraq by the end of 2011."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:26am]


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