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  • "I think we do, in this very difficult and complex situation, have a role to play. But the Iraqi people themselves need to be willing to fight for their country. There is a sense of war weariness in our country — and understandably so. It is not a question of willingness on our military's part. Our men and women will give a smart hand salute, and they'll march, and they'll sail, and they'll fly to wherever the President of the United States directs them," says Mr. Rigell. "But the history of this conflict in the Middle East goes back to the death of Muhammad in 632 A.D. — and it will not be resolved by America today."

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  • "The president and secretary made no attempt to comply with that," Mr. Rigell said on MSNBC. "It was a complete repudiation of Congress, I think. We have a bipartisan group that is determined to stop the president from using more executive overreach."

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