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House Democratic Leadership Split, Whip Steny Hoyer Says "Precipitous Withdrawal of American Forces in Iraq Could Lead to Disaster"

9:56 PM, Nov 30, 2005 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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From Hoyer press statement on the President's Iraq speech, November 30, 2005:

I believe that a precipitous withdrawal of American forces in Iraq could lead to disaster, spawning a civil war, fostering a haven for terrorists and damaging our nation's security and credibility.