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Peter Ricketts on War & Peace

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Better to fight terrorists in Iraq

I support the War on Terrorism.and I would much rather fight the terrorists outside America. We must follow through and ensure that Iraq and Afghanistan are able to protect themselves. If we leave before the mission has been accomplished, we will open the gates of radicalism and ensure a new haven for terrorism. We have a historic opportunity in the Middle East to help democracy grow. The challenges we face today pale in comparison to what we could face in the future if we abandoned our mission.
Source: Campaign website, www.PeteRicketts.com, "About Pete" May 2, 2006

Let troops on the ground run the war

Regarding the war in Iraq, Ricketts said, "Let the troops on the ground run the war. Progress is being made. Seventy percent of Iraqis participated in the election. 4.5 million Iraqis have cell phones. None were allowed during Saddam Hussein's regime."
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph Feb 7, 2006

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