Pelosi Statement on Deaths of 3,000 American Soldiers in Iraq

January 7, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on reports that the death toll for United States soldiers in Iraq has reached 3,000:

'The deaths of 3,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq is a sad reminder of the consequences of the Administration's failed policy.  With December being the deadliest month of the year for our troops in Iraq, it has never been more clear that the situation there continues to erode.

'As we begin the new year, we urgently need an effective strategy that will bring peace to the region and allow the responsible redeployment of U.S. forces.'