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House bans permanent bases in Iraq.

By Faiz Shakir  

"House bans permanent bases in Iraq."

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Today, the House passed a bill stating “it is the policy of the United States not to establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing a permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq.” Speaker Pelosi explained that “today’s vote can again make clear to the President, to the Administration, to the American people, to the people in the Middle East, to the people in Iraq — that the American people are opposed to a permanent military presence in Iraq.” Watch Pelosi’s floor speech:

The Gavel has more.

UPDATE: Read Rep. Barbara Lee’s statement here.

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