Sen. Webb Comments on Iraq War Milestone

On the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq yesterday, Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) issued a statement that included the following:

“The invasion and occupation of Iraq began five years ago today in the absence of a clearly articulated strategy that should have defined our national objectives, as well as the circumstances that would bring about an end point to our military presence in that country. Five years later, the American people are still waiting for the kind of political and diplomatic leadership that will end the occupation, stabilize the region and allow our country to focus on other, vital strategic challenges around the world.”