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Gerlach statement on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

August 8, 2014

"I support the President's decision to use tactical airstrikes to protect U.S. forces and diplomatic personnel as well as innocent Iraqi civilians. Our thoughts are with all those serving our country in Iraq who are in harm's way. The brave men and women of our military made incredible sacrifices to free the Iraqi people from the grip of a brutal dictator and provide a chance for self-governance and respect for the rule of law and individual liberties to flourish. I am hopeful these air strikes ...