Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Romney calls for more troops in Iraq
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Potential presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday America's approach in Iraq must change and indicated he supports sending additional troops to the war-torn country.
"In consultation with Generals, military experts and troops who have served on the ground in Iraq, I believe securing Iraqi civilians requires additional troops," the former Massachusetts GOP governor said in a statement. "I support adding five brigades in Baghdad and two regiments in Al-Anbar province."
Romney, who is joined by potential presidential rival Sen. John McCain in advocating for more Iraq troops, also called for "clear objectives and milestones for U.S. Iraqi Leaders."
During a prime-time address Wednesday night, President Bush will reportedly call for an additional 20,000 troops to be sent to Iraq.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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