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Pete Ashdown on War & Peace

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Re-equip armed forces for a new kind of enemy

Q: Do you favor more spending on armed forces?

A: Favor: Spending should be reappropriated from the high-end such as aircraft carriers, B2 bombers, and missile defense to the low-end troop armor and logistical support they need. America is dealing wit

Source: OnTheIssues email interview with Pete Ashdown , Jul 31, 2006

Iraqi referendum on replacing US troops

Q: Do you support replacing US troops with UN troops in Iraq?

A: Oppose: I advocate for a referendum by the Iraqi people as to what they desire from the United States and the U.N. These decisions should be made by their sovereign government and not by the U.S.

Source: OnTheIssues email interview with Pete Ashdown , Jul 31, 2006

Let Iraqis vote on how long they want the US to stay

The answer to Iraq is simple: let the Iraqis vote on how long they want the US to stay, then do what they say. If they vote for us to leave, then the military has a mission: within 60 days, move to friendly countries to prevent Iranian invasion until the Iraqis can stop it on their own. If they say stay, then there is a mandate. Whether the result of this vote is a mission or a mandate, both should be executed with maximum transparency to the American people and the rest of the world.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, peteashdown.org, “Issues” , Jun 21, 2006

Prisoner abuse and torture deeply shame our nation

Recent cases of prisoner abuse and the administration’s failure to act on measures to eliminate torture have deeply shamed our nation. The Bill of Rights specifically prohibits the infliction of “cruel and unusual punishment”. We must renounce this downward spiral that compromises the ideals of our country. Torture is inhumane, ineffective, and jeopardizes the safety of our own military personnel. As a U.S. senator, I will initiate and support measures to eliminate torture and prisoner abuse.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, peteashdown.org, “Issues” , Jan 17, 2006

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