Wicker cites surge for Iraq progress

WASHINGTON – Sen. Roger Wicker on Tuesday credited former President George W. Bush for the progress in Iraq as the U.S. combat mission came to an end in that country.
“It was the success of President Bush’s troop surge in 2007 that allowed his administration to sign the security agreement with Iraq that would end our overall presence in the country,” the Tupelo Republican said.
He credited the nation’s military personnel for their “courage and excellence,” and urged President Obama to “work to ensure that our hard-won gains from the surge policy, and the bravery and sacrifices of our troops since then, are not lost.”

The Associated Press