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State of Ohio (Clermont, Brown, Adams, Hamilton, Pike, Warren, Scioto Counties) May 2, 2006 Election
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War in Iraq

By Deborah A. (Hardwick) Kraus

Candidate for US Representative; District 2; Republican Party

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We need to finish what we started. We need to do it correctly and safely.
Do I believe we should have started the war in Iraq? The answer is probably not. Do I think we should finish what we started? Absolutely, however we need to do it in the right way. We need to provide our troops with everything they need to be safe and successful, including armored vehicles, ammunition and body armor (which they do not have to provide for themselves). In our latest defense appropriations bill (HR 2863 singed into law December 2005), there appears to be more pork than real spending on defense, unless you consider killing weeds in New York that are killing flowers defense. If this latest defense bill is how things are done in D.C., it is no wonder so many of our Representatives and Senators want to get out of Iraq; It is cutting into their weed killing money and other special interests. It is a shame that it has become as important to kill weeds as it has to protect our young people fighting in a war zone.

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