Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas believes security will improve in Iraq following this week's handover of sovereignty. With the interim government in place, Thomas thinks that will segregate what he says is the small percentage of those engaging in terrorism. He also says security should be helped by NATO training Iraqi forces. Thomas hopes American troops will no longer be viewed as occupiers.
Thomas believes transferring custody of Saddam Hussein should also deal with the occupation question. Thomas says if we were an occupier, then we wouldn't have turned him over.