March 15, 2007  


Granger Statement on Khalid Sheikh Muhammad Testimony


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, today released the following statement in response to the released testimony of terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

“Khalid Sheikh Muhammad’s testimony and admitted involvement in over 30 terrorist plots and attacks worldwide over the past two decades unflinchingly illustrates the terrorist mindset our country is faced with. Terrorists have a complete disregard for human life and, by Sheikh Muhammad’s own testimony, will continue to plan and attempt to carry out attacks against American civilians both in this country and abroad.

“We must allow our troops and the Iraqi army the time to squelch the terrorist insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan and give the new plan time to work. Al Qaeda’s pervasive presence in Iraq and worldwide can only be diminished if we allow our troops the time to fight and defeat the threat. 

“The Democrats’ supplemental would cut short our mission in Iraq and sets our troops, the U.S., its allies, and Iraq up for failure. It moves to micromanage the war and would put our troops in harm’s way. 

“We must never take lightly the threat we are facing. They will continue their fight, even if we quit.”