Rep. Chaffetz visits Iraq

Rep. Chaffetz visits Iraq

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, spent two days in Iraq this week.

The Deseret News reports Chaffetz was among six members of Congress who met with commanders and toured bases and cities for a first-hand look at conditions in Iraq.

He says generals on the ground there should determine when the time is right for the U.S. to get out of Iraq entirely. He says they have a better grasp of the conditions.

Chaffetz says the situation there is moving in the right direction. He points out violence is at a four-year low and Iraqi security forces now number around 200,000.

But he also warns Iraq still looks like a dangerous place, and he didn't even venture outside the Green Zone. Chaffetz says he had been to Baghdad and Camp Victory.


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