Ex-Tampa Congressman revisits his vote on Iraq

03/09/09 Mitch E. Perry
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U.S. military officials said yesterday that the U.S. will reduce its military presence in Iraq by 12,000 troops over the next six months as part of the first major drawdown since President Barack Obama announced his plan to end combat operations in the country next year.

A week from next Thursday will mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by U.S. and coalition forces.

When President Obama made his announcement of troop withdrawals from Iraq 10 days ago, WMNF contacted former Tampa area Democratic Congressman Jim Davis for his thoughts on the matter.

Davis represented Tampa in Florida’s 11th Congressional District for a decade before stepping down to run for governor in 2006. Davis voted for the authorization giving President George W. Bush the right to use military force in the fall of 2002. We asked him if he regretted that vote.

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