Kinzinger & Moulton Welcome His Excellency Haider al-Abadi and Introduce the ‘Congressional Iraq Caucus’
This afternoon, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) welcomed the Prime Minister of Iraq, His Excellency Haider al-Abadi, at a meeting with the newly created Congressional Iraq Caucus.
WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) welcomed the Prime Minister of Iraq, His Excellency Haider al-Abadi, at a meeting with the newly created Congressional Iraq Caucus. The goal of this new caucus, started by Iraqi War veterans, is to create a venue to discuss the United States' posture toward Iraq, engage with experts and key officials, and share ideas that improve and strengthen the US-Iraq relationship. Following their meeting, the Congressmen issued the following statements:
“Freedom loving nations around the world have long felt the effects of terrorism and instability coming from the Middle East. No country bears more of the burden in this fight than Iraq. In the fight against ISIS, America cannot defeat the cancer alone – we must be joined by our allies in the Muslim world, and Iraq is a critical partner in that fight. Today, after meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, I joined my colleagues in launching the Congressional Iraq Caucus. I’m proud to lead this effort and look forward to expanding our US-Iraq relationship. It’s critically important that we continue to support Iraq as we look to eradicate terrorism at home and abroad.” – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
“We launched the bipartisan Iraq Caucus to ensure that our shared investment in a more stable Iraq is not squandered,” said Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA). “We can't win the war without a strong relationship between our two nations, and that means a commitment to a political strategy for long-term peace in Iraq. Our caucus seeks to play a leading role in that effort so that we can bring our troops home for good. It’s an honor to have the support and participation of the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi Embassy, including Ambassador Yaseen, as we work on strengthening US-Iraq policy and encouraging other members to be engaged in this bipartisan mission. Too many young Americans have given their lives for us to do anything less.”