Reid Statement On Iraq

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after President Obama last night ordered humanitarian air drops and air strikes, as necessary, against terrorists in Iraq:

 “I support President Obama’s decision to send humanitarian air drops to the thousands of stranded Iraqi civilians who have been forced to flee their homes and are at risk of dying. I also support the President’s decision to launch air strikes as long as no combat forces are on the ground. These air strikes are the correct action for our national security, they will protect American interests and save lives in Iraq.

“I look forward to the Administration’s continued close consultations with Congress.”