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Congressman And Iraq Vet Opposes U.S. Air Strikes05:16

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Representative Doug Collins, Republican of Georgia, served in Iraq before he took office. He's troubled by the events currently taking place, but he says he does not want to see U.S. airstrikes.

Collins, who took office in 2012 after serving five months in Iraq in 2008, joined Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the current situation in Iraq.

"This is an administration that made a very conscious decision to withdraw, to remove the troops — frankly, in my opinion, without the foresight to see this country was not stable to handle what we are seeing now," he said. "To convince the country that airstrikes are needed, it would be a very difficult sell."

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This segment aired on June 13, 2014.

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