Statement of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) In Favor of Cochran Amendment to the Iraq Supplemental

Posted on March 27, 2007

“We need a strategy to get our troops out of the combat business as quickly as possible and into the business of supporting Iraqi forces, but saddling General Petraeus with an arbitrary deadline set by Congress is not the way to get the job done. There is a reason why we don’t have 535 commanders-in-chief or 100 commanding generals each saying charge down this street or over that hill.”