Barrasso visits Troops in Iraq for Thanksgiving
Wyoming Senator Travels To Iraq With McCain, Lieberman
by Senator Barrasso media release
November 21, 2007
(Washington) – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., will visit American troops and meet with top military commanders during a Thanksgiving trip to Iraq.
Barrasso joins a small congressional delegation led by Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, I-Ct.
According to Barrasso, in addition to Thanksgiving dinner with the troops, the delegation will use the holiday to examine several areas of the country and meet with high-ranking military officials from the U.S. and Iraq.
“This is my first opportunity to see first-hand the job being done by our military commanders and troops in Iraq,” Barrasso said. “I think it is particularly important on this holiday of thanks that we tell our military men and women how proud we are of the job they do and how much they are missed back home,” Barrasso said.
Barrasso has made a special request with military affairs in Iraq that he is able to meet and dine with Wyoming soldiers if possible.
Following the trip, Barrasso will return directly to Wyoming.