Outspoken Critic of Bush Iraq Policy, Retired Major General Paul Eaton, to Endorse Representative Bryan Lentz on September 18
Springfield, PA – Representative Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, today announced that retired Major General Paul Eaton, an outspoken critic of the former President Bush’s Iraq policy, would be endorsing him at his “Vets for Lentz” kick-off event on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Upper Darby.
As a Major General, Eaton was the Commanding General of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq, where he developed, designed and began the training of the Iraqi military and security forces from 2003 to 2004. Following his retirement in 2006, Eaton criticized the Bush administration for failing to place more importance on training Iraqi security forces.
Eaton will address local veterans who are backing Lentz’s run for Congress. Lentz is a former Airborne Ranger and a decorated Iraq War Veteran who has been an advocate for veterans in the state legislature. He has authored legislation exempting disabled veterans from paying property taxes and worked to educate businesses about incentives available for hiring veterans returning from active duty.
“After a long military career that’s taken me from West Point to commanding troops in Iraq, I’ve seen firsthand that in tough situations, nothing is more important than leadership,” General Eaton said. “That’s why I’m proud to support Bryan Lentz, a decorated military veteran who has consistently been a leader as a soldier, a prosecutor, and a legislator. As our nation faces wars abroad and economic hardships at home, we need leaders like Bryan to make the right choices in Congress.”