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Senator Chambliss praises troops' morale

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss

 May 9, 2007

Albany -- U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, who visited Georgia troops in Iraq last week, says their morale is good.

The Georgia Republican Chambliss said they told him they want to finish the job of establishing a new government in Iraq.

It was the Senator's fifth trip to Iraq, and he says the Georgia troops miss their families, but are not ready to leave Iraq before it is secure.

"In spite of the fact that now they have been extended for three months longer than what they thought, these folks are very professional.  They are committed to the cause and they know they have a job to do.  And they are doing it. They are moving ahead irrespective of how long they are required to stay there, because they know it's very important to finish the job."

Senator Chambliss said for the first time he was able to travel to Ramadi and Balad, showing that life in Iraq is returning to normalcy for ninety percent of the country.  He called Ramadi a success story. That's where many Georgia troops are stationed.



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