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– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) will be in Iraq this week.
Graham will be part of a group of U.S. Senators observing the Iraqi elections. Other Senators expected to participate in the trip include Joe Biden (D-DE), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).
“I’m honored to represent our nation and witness history in the making,” said Graham. “I hope the Iraqis have a successful election in which there is widespread participation. All Americans want a successful election and to make that happen they need a good turnout and a fair process.
“The Iraqi people going to the polls and choosing their elected representatives is a defining moment in the War on Terror,” said Graham. “While a successful election does not equal a functioning democracy, it is a huge step in the right direction.”