Salazar opposes more Iraq funding | AspenTimes.com

Salazar opposes more Iraq funding

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colorado Democratic Senator Ken Salazar is opposing the Defense Department’s request for additional funding for the war in Iraq.

Salazar has been, and continues to be, a member of a group of senators who have tried to avoid confrontation while seeking a fundamental change in strategy. He spoke Friday after he joined the Democrat majority in the Senate in rejecting the funding request.

Salazar said the Iraqi government has demonstrated no evidence of meaningful political change that would bring about the long-term reconciliation needed to end the war.

He noted that American commanders themselves believe there is no solution to the war, which as of Thursday had claimed the lives of 3,866 American soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors.

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