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Senators hopeful for Iraq's future

March 14, 2006

Washington -- Nearly 90 bodies of murdered Iraqis, victims of increasing violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, have been found in the last two days, but Georgia's senior senator insists the country is not descending into civil war.

Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson just returned from Iraq.

They met with members of the Georgia's 48th Brigade over the weekend. They say Georgia National Guard troops are building water and sewer systems, repairing schools, and providing medical care, and they say the Iraqis are thankful.

"They had a great appreciation for the American soldier, and I could not be prouder of any group of men and women as I am of the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard," said Chambliss.

Chambliss says the Georgia troops will be home within 60 to 90 days.

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