Jim’s statement on ending the war in Iraq

Burlington, VT - Statement from Jim Dean, Chair of DFA on President Obama's announcement to end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home:

"President Obama kept his campaign promise today to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home. We are thrilled to welcome them home in time for the holidays. We hope that Congress and the President will move forward now to keep the promise of the American Dream for these brave veterans.

They are coming home to record highs in unemployment and housing foreclosures. Now is the time to do more for our returning troops than give them a pat on the back. Let's get them the jobs they deserve and a life worth coming home to."