Alabama Congressman Releases Statement On Attack On Plane Which He Was On Over Iraq

Statement from U.S. Representative Bud Cramer of Alabama who was on a plan with U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, also of Alabama, and 2 other lawmakers which was fired on as it was leaving Baghdad, Iraq.

Here is his statement:

"Our plane leaving Iraq was fired upon and it was a close call, but this is something that our men and women in combat face every day. The flight crew was outstanding and I credit them for the way they handled the situation. This should not take away from the purpose of this trip, which was to see first hand the operations in Iraq and thank our troops, many of them from North Alabama."