No more troops in Iraq, key senator says - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

No more troops in Iraq, key senator says

Posted: Updated:
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA,  said too many lives have been lost in Iraq. (Source: CNN) U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, said too many lives have been lost in Iraq. (Source: CNN)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:31:47 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...More >>
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:11:06 GMT
    Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.More >>
    Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.More >>
  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:35 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
    Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as...More >>

WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met in Washington on Thursday to examine the options for U.S. policy in Iraq.

Concern is escalating around the situation in Iraq as the militant group ISIS continues to expand its reach across the country and the Iraqi parliament has been slow to build a new coalition government.

“The situation in Iraq, I think, is dire now and I am not about to reinvest more lives and treasure,” said U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA. “The United States has sacrificed too much. The war costs are $2 trillion. People predicted it would be over in weeks and months. More than 4,400 Americans were killed; their families never the same, 32,000 wounded during the course of the war and we all know and I praised Senators Sanders and McCain for battling to get help for those who are suffering from physical and mental injuries. I am pleased that President Obama said unequivocally American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq. I want the record to show that I will never vote to send more combat forces in.”

The meeting comes as at least 58 inmates were killed in a suicide attack on Thursday.

Militants attacked a convoy as Iraqi security forces were transferring inmates from one prison to another, according to police.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed it was carried out by fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow