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Military Veterans Give Their Thoughts On Iraq War

Veterans Day is Saturday, but schools across Eastern Kentucky were honoring veterans Friday. Among the veterans, men who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Two veterans just back from war say despite all the political changes this week, leaving Iraq too early would be a bad idea.

Chase Jones was fighting in Iraq just a month and half ago. He's seen firsthand how the war is going.

"We have definitely gone over some bumpy roads," Sgt. Jones said.

America voted this week and now Democrats are set to take over Congress. Now Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down leading to new leadership for our military.

"I understand there's changes and new things we'll be doing, but we're there to adapt and overcome," Sgt. Jones said.

Jones worked everyday to train Iraqi forces and police. As new leaders look to possibly change the direction of the war, Jones cautions the course we're on is working.

"We're getting very close in training the Iraqi forces to take over," he said.

"We need to make sure Iraq and Afghanistan are stable governments or everything we've done will be for nothing," Sgt. Daniel Tuttle said.

But these veterans, fresh back from war, say it's not really their job to dictate a direction for the war.

"We don't let politics get involved too much. We just follow orders. Whatever needs to be done, that's what we do," Sgt. Jones said.

And that's what they say they'll continue to do regardless the direction the war takes.


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