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Erik Fleming on War & Peace

Democratic Senate Challenger


No more pre-emptive unilateral occupation like Iraq

I believe that the invasion of Iraq should be our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation. Although we have seen the toppling of a ruthless dictator and the emergence of democracy in the Middle East, we cannot continue to say, in our approach to foreign policy, the ends justified the means. It is my hope that as I will never have to act on whether the US should have to go to war, but if I have to, I will do so, remembering that the decision I make will impact the lives and security of this nation.
Source: Campaign website, www.erikfleming.com, "Issues" Mar 2, 2008

Withdraw US troops from Iraq

Q: Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?

Yes.

Q: Should the United States send more troops to Iraq?

No.

Q: Discuss your proposals for an exit strategy in Iraq.

A: Gradually move troops to the border regions of Iraq; strengthen the Iraqi military with training, finances and weapons, set a secret timetable to move half of the current deployment into Afghanistan and then pull out of Iraq when the country is stable to defend itself or when a full civil war breaks out.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Sep 17, 2006

Make Iraq our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation

I believe that the invasion of Iraq should be our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation. Although we have seen the toppling of a ruthless dictator and the emergence of democracy in the Middle East, we cannot continue to say, in our approach to foreign policy, the ends justified the means.
Source: Campaign website, www.fleming2006.org Feb 19, 2006

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2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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OR:*Merkley over Smith
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