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Iraq & Afghanistan have taken a turn for the positive

Quote: "We're never going to have a democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan like we think of here in the United States, but we can afford them the ability to feed their family, to have an income and to live in relative security." Believes the U.S. effort in both Iraq and Afghanistan have "taken a turn for the positive," in terms of reconstruction.
Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network "Your Vote 2012" , Sep 1, 2012

Keep troop levels high in Iraq until "peace surge"

Q: Discuss your proposals for Iraq?

A: There are three things we should be doing in Iraq. First, we must ensure that troop levels remain roughly where they are for the next 12-18 months to continue to help provide security and to continue training the Iraqi Security Forces. Second, during that same time period, we need to redouble our diplomatic efforts and expand the current coalition of nations supporting actions in Iraq to include all Western nations. Third, we must employ a second "surge" - not a military surge, but a "peace surge" - to include the deployment of the United States Peace Corps.

Source: Maine Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

More support for Afghanistan; more sanctions for North Korea

Q: Should the United States apply greater economic and diplomatic sanctions against North Korea if it fails to abide by its agreement to suspend its nuclear program?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States increase financial support for Afghanistan?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?

A: Yes.

Source: Maine Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

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