Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fred Thompson: "US Should Remain In Iraq"

Thompson Tells Veterans: US Should Remain In Iraq, Must Rebuild Military for Global Fight

The U.S. must rebuild its military to fight global terrorism because the country's leaders "took a holiday" in the 1990s after the end of the Cold War, undeclared presidential candidate Fred Thompson told war veterans Tuesday.

"Some people in this country think if we can pull out of Iraq, our problems will be over," Thompson told the Veterans of Foreign Wars. "You and I know better than that."

"Now we're stretched too thin, and our equipment is wearing out," said Thompson, an actor and former Tennessee senator who is expected to announce a decision soon on whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

Read::: International Herald Tribune

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