June 5th, 2007
09:13 PM ET
11 years ago

Tancredo: It's up to Iraq

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado, said that he supports the "surge" in troops deployed to Iraq. But if the United States is unable to pacify Iraq, he would tell the Iraqi government that U.S. sacrifice had brought it a republic and "It is now up to you to keep it."

He went on to say that it was necessary for Iraqis to defend themselves.

"I want them patrolling their city and putting their lives at risk,"Tancredo said. "Then we move out."

–CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai

Filed under: Race to '08 • Tom Tancredo
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Jessica, Bourbonnais Illinois

    I'm glad that one of the candidates has finally directly stated that it is time for the Iraqi people to step up and take responsibility.

    June 5, 2007 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  2. bret, atl, GA

    I like Tancredo but he fails to appreciate how bad this doctrine of war really is. Ron Paul is the only guy up there who does. Tancredo should listen to his buddy...
    We gotta get out of Iraq, and Korea, and Germany, etc ad nauseum.

    June 5, 2007 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |