Freedom Will Prevail In Iraq

In: All News   Posted 08/19/2003

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement Tuesday regarding the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad:"Terrorists would like nothing less than for the U.S., the U.N. and the world to withdraw from Iraq, leaving the country at the mercy of the merciless. They will not succeed. "The Iraqi people have been liberated, and the sacrifices made to bring about this liberation will not be forgotten. We can not, and we will not allow terrorists to return Iraqis to the danger, poverty and fear that they have suffered for decades. Freedom will prevail."We mourn the death of the victims in this attack who were not combatants but civilians striving to help the people of Iraq rebuild their country, and our hearts go out to their loved ones.” Cornyn joined eight Senate colleagues in early July for an Armed Services Committee trip to Iraq and the surrounding region. The delegation met with U.S. and Iraqi officials involved in the reconstruction effort. While there, Cornyn visited with Texas military personnel and received briefings from coalition forces and humanitarian organizations. Approximately one in ten of the men and women serving in the U.S. military call Texas home. This year Cornyn has visited 13 of the 17 military installations in Texas.