For years, many lamented that the U.S. decision to invade Iraq detracted from our focus on Afghanistan and made Afghanistan the forgotten war. But now, with a false declaration that combat operations are over in Iraq, the ongoing action there has ironically become the new forgotten war. Yet, we need look no further than the recent spike in violence and American deaths in Iraq to remind us that we are still very much at war in that country. Fifteen Americans died in Iraq in June, making it the deadliest period there for American troops in two years. It is for this reason that Senator Harry Reid's forceful declaration today opposing our continued presence in Iraq should not be understated.