|June 8, 2006|
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) today praised Iraqi and U.S. Forces for the successful intelligence gathering and subsequent bombing raid that led to the death of al-Qaeda terrorist leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi, one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq and the War on Terror, was responsible for the planning of hundreds of attacks that led to the deaths of American and Iraqi civilians.
"The death of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a major blow to al-Qaeda in Iraq and a major victory for Iraqis and Coalition Forces in Iraq and in the War on Terror," said Congresswoman Granger. "His death sends a clear message to terrorists in Iraq and in the region: Terrorism in Iraq will not be tolerated. Individuals who participate in acts of terrorism will be hunted down and arrested or killed."
In addition to the death of al-Zarqawi, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the long-awaited appointment of the Defense and Interior Ministers to his Cabinet in what marked a momentous day in Iraq.
Granger serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves as a Deputy Majority Whip. Granger is the first and only female Republican to serve in the Texas House delegation. Granger represents the 12th District of Texas and is currently serving her fifth term in Congress.