Cornyn Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s address to the nation on the war in Iraq:
“President Obama is right to honor our troops who helped turn the tide of violence in Iraq during its darkest days. But it’s puzzling to listen to this White House try to take credit for the results of the strategy he and Vice President Biden adamantly opposed from the start.
“Our success in Iraq has everything to do with the hard work of our men and women in uniform, the Iraqi people, and President Bush’s resolve. It has nothing to do with President Obama’s campaign promise to carry out the previous administration’s plan for returning US troops from Iraq.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Agriculture and Budget Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.