Leaders say winning war, despite losses - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Leaders say winning war, despite losses

August 5, 2005

Albany- As Georgians mourn the deaths of soldiers from the 48th Brigade, national leaders the soldiers' sacrifices are not in vain. Senator Saxby Chambliss says the quality of life for Iraqi citizens has improved dramatically because of work by U.S. troops.

Many areas now have running water for the first time and Iraqi military and security forces are successfully being trained. He says those who have died are American heroes.

"Sometimes we have a difficult time understanding why it happens, but the fact is that the sacrifice that these individuals make are making the war take place in that foreign land and not on American soil," Chambliss said in an interview Friday.

Senator Chambliss will be making another trip to Iraq next week and plans to visit with the men and women of the 48th Brigade.

feedback at news@walb.com