Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) on Iraq

Rep. Kendrick Meek of the Speaker’s 30 Something Working Group returned yesterday from a Congressional Delegation trip to Iraq. He shares his views saying, “The American people are asking for our troops to come home. I think that should be the goal of the Congress – for our troops to come home. I think that there are some Members of Congress who feel that we should be there as long as we need to be there. I think that when you start looking at billions and billions of dollars that have been spent thus far on this war and then with the President just yesterday asking for an additional $50 billion dollars as though I was to ask you ‘let me borrow $50 dollars’ – I think that that’s the kind of attitude that has been allowed to take place here in Washington for far too long and we need to bring an end to it.”