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Warner's Firsthand Look at War

Anita Kumar

While most of us were at cookouts this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner jetted off to Baghdad to visit with Virginia soldiers and chat with the Iraqi prime minister, the U.S ambassador and top U.S. military commanders in Iraq.

"I understand how difficult it is to be deployed away from family and loved ones, especially on a holiday such as this one, and I wish each of you a safe and speedy return to the States," Warner told troops.

The congressional delegation -- which includes Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island -- spent Saturday and Sunday in Iraq, where temperatures reached 115 degrees They will make several other stops in the region before returning to the United States Friday.

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By Anita Kumar  |  May 26, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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Comments

Congratulations to Mr. Warner for finally after all these years getting an ounce of foreign policy experience...well done-

Posted by: VaCommonSenseConservative | May 26, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

And the "radical centrist" goes to Iraq with Leahy and Whitehouse... yeah, he's really spending time around centrists...

Posted by: ChrisD4 | May 26, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

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