Thursday, June 08, 2006
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on al-Zarqawi's death
The following is a statement from Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat and the House Democratic leader, regarding the death of "al Qaeda in Iraq" leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

I salute the efforts of the American troops who have worked tirelessly to track down the evil terrorist al-Zarqawi.

Democrats have long said that 2006 must be a year of significant transition in Iraq, where the Iraqis take responsibility for their security.

The death of al-Zarqawi and the naming of the Iraqi defense and interior ministers should bring us closer to that goal, and hasten the day when American troops can come home.
Posted By Greg Botelho, CNN Washington Bureau: 6/08/2006 01:54:00 PM ET | Permalink
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