Fourth District Cong. Tom Cotton (R-Dardanelle) appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley.
Cotton talked about his military service in Iraq and the state of that country today.
“Look at the accomplishments of our troops in Iraq: they deposed an evil tyrant who was an aggressive, international dictator, he had invaded across two boundaries, he had demonstrated the ability and the will to use weapons of mass destruction, he was believed by every Western government, including senior, high-ranking officials in President Obama’s Cabinet right now, to be developing new weapons, who was in violation of numerous United Nations resolutions. Under those conditions, it was a just and noble war.”
There were certainly missteps in the early days of the war, 2003, ’04, ’05, ’06, just like FDR had missteps in World War II or Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War. But we did turn it around after the surge. But still, there’s no certainty in human affairs. We have to continue to be a leader and to try to foil the Iranian regime or Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria to ensure that the gains that we’re seeing in Iraq over the last 10 years remain over the next 10 years.”
You can view his appearance in the video below.