Gov. Corzine makes surprise visit to Iraq

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine arrived in Iraq Tuesday for a surprise visit with local men and women serving overseas. The governor is visiting approximately 3,000 New Jersey members of the National Guard

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2009, 12:56 AM

Updated 5,673 days ago

Share:

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine arrived in Iraq Tuesday for a surprise visit with local men and women serving overseas.
The governor is visiting approximately 3,000 New Jersey members of the National Guard deployed in Iraq. Corzine was joined on his trip with fellow governors Rick Perry, of Texas, and Chris Gregoire, of Washington.
"If you ever wanted to feel good about our country, if you ever wanted to feel good about the people of New Jersey, I think all one has to do is see the men and women who put their lives on the line," said Corzine in an interview with News 12 New Jersey via satellite.
The intercontinental trip was kept secret due to security concerns, but had been in the works for several weeks. The governor?s trip was organized and paid for the by Department of Defense.
Corzine?s last trip to Iraq was in 2006, and he says there?s been a remarkable difference for the better since that visit. While a member of the U.S. Senate, Corzine opposed the war. The governor maintains he has no second thoughts about his standpoint at that time.
For an interview with Gov. Corzine from Iraq, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


More from News 12
1:59
Flight disruptions persist at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport due to global technology outage

Flight disruptions persist at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport due to global technology outage

2:00
Sun, clouds and the chance of an isolated shower in New Jersey

Sun, clouds and the chance of an isolated shower in New Jersey

1:42
Toms River firefighters gear up for national Firefighter Challenge Championship Series

Toms River firefighters gear up for national Firefighter Challenge Championship Series

0:17
Police: Man fatally shot inside car in Clifton

Police: Man fatally shot inside car in Clifton

0:29
Fire leaves several residents in Lakewood displaced

Fire leaves several residents in Lakewood displaced

0:26
Police: Egg Harbor Township man accused of fatally striking bicyclist while driving drunk

Police: Egg Harbor Township man accused of fatally striking bicyclist while driving drunk

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

0:27
Prosecutor: Jackson Township man accused of fatally stabbing roommate

Prosecutor: Jackson Township man accused of fatally stabbing roommate

1:27
Prosecutor: Infant girl dies after being left inside parked car in East Hanover

Prosecutor: Infant girl dies after being left inside parked car in East Hanover

0:23
CDC: NJ resident dies from listeria food poisoning linked to deli meat

CDC: NJ resident dies from listeria food poisoning linked to deli meat

2:25
A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

NJ Transit to resume regular weekend schedule following disruptions due to extreme heat

NJ Transit to resume regular weekend schedule following disruptions due to extreme heat

2:01
Doctors urge parents to get their children in for doctor visit ahead of new school year

Doctors urge parents to get their children in for doctor visit ahead of new school year

0:48
Jersey Proud: Stockton students spend summer measuring New Jersey shoreline

Jersey Proud: Stockton students spend summer measuring New Jersey shoreline

0:53
Beachwood West Beach closed for rest of summer due to high bacteria levels

Beachwood West Beach closed for rest of summer due to high bacteria levels

2:02
What happens if Biden drops out of the race? Here are some scenarios

What happens if Biden drops out of the race? Here are some scenarios

0:26
Costco sells ‘emergency food supply’ bucket with a 25-year shelf life

Costco sells ‘emergency food supply’ bucket with a 25-year shelf life

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

0:31
Man dies after he rescues two young boys who were struggling to stay afloat in New Jersey river

Man dies after he rescues two young boys who were struggling to stay afloat in New Jersey river