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Cruz criticizes senator's 'foreign base' comment

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - From Adelup, Acting Governor Mike Cruz sent a letter to Texas senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson regarding her reference to Guam as a "foreign base".  Cruz, a veteran who recently returned from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, said he was gravely concerned about her comments, saying, "Guam is American soil and any comment to the contrary is wrong, misinformed, and unwarranted".

He added, "We did not ask for the buildup, but rather it has been required of us by those who are in charge of our national defense."

He closed his letter to Senator Hutchinson, stating, "Guamanians do not shed foreign blood, the coffins of our sons returned from war draped in the American Flag, and Guam is a part of the American family."

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