Hunter statement on Iraq

June 16, 2014

Rep. Duncan Hunter made the following statement today regarding the situation in Iraq:

"The latest escalation in Iraq underscores a massive strategic and foreign policy failure by the President and his Administration.  And because of the President's indecision, we are losing the element of surprise at every passing moment.  The U.S. should immediately deploy operation forces, intelligence assets and other resources to stabilize Iraq and prevent further advances by militants.  As the President continues to weigh his options, these same militants continue erasing the hard-fought and hard-earned gains that were achieved through the service and sacrifice of American service members.  That alone should motivate the President - as Commander-in-Chief - to act decisively and forcefully."