Friday, December 12, 2003

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., is taking a trip to Iraq with five other House members.

According to a news release: "The delegation will visit with American troops presently deployed overseas, and also meet with government leaders in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense has recommended that, due to security considerations, the delegation avoid disclosing specific details of the trip.

"However, Rehberg was able to disclose that the delegation will assess the progress being made in the rebuilding and stabilization efforts, including agriculture operations, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

"'This trip will provide us with a good opportunity to see first-hand the great progress our troops are making toward protecting America from terrorism by stabilizing and rebuilding these countries,' Rehberg said. 'And I especially look forward to visiting with our own soldiers deployed from Montana.'”

From the tone of the news release, it sounds like he's already completed the assessment. Here's hoping no facts get in the way of his conclusions.

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