Andy Martin on War & Peace

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Keep America talking, not shooting

I was/am a Cold War warrior. It is important to remember the Cold War avoided war. There were flare-ups, but no great outbreak of hostilities. President Trump has a tough Russia policy but he has undermined his own efforts with occasional lapses of rhetoric. I am a strong supporter of our intelligence and counterintelligence agencies and a powerful military option, to ensure we will never have to use it. I am the only candidate in either party that has seen the face of war close up, something I do not enjoy talking about. I will keep America safe but to the utmost extent possible I will keep America talking, not shooting. I am the only Republican that vigorously opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I lived in Baghdad after the invasion, and I saw the mess we created by believing our own b.s. What a tragedy.
Source: WMUR.com on 2020 New Hampshire Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

Strong opponent of Iraq invasion beginning in 2002

Andy Martin is an internationally recognized expert on foreign policy with a specialty in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. He is America's most respected independent foreign policy and intelligence analyst, and serves as Executive Director of the Revolutionary War Research Center.

Beginning in 2002 Andy was a strong opponent of plans to invade Iraq. Yet he spent much of 2003 as an investigative bureau chief in Baghdad, traveling across Iraq, predicting the chaos-to-come and criticizing management of the invasion. He received worldwide acclaim for his uncannily accurate analyses and predictions.

In the past five decades Andy has been in the world's hot spots, such as Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Viet-Nam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. He is a conservative with the experience and common sense to keep us out of wars, not start new ones.

Source: 2012 Presidential campaign website "AndyMartinForPresident" , Nov 1, 2012

Engage US leadership to end Israeli/Palestinian conflict

My views and columns are especially controversial because they advocate a balanced Middle East policy, and call for engagement and American leadership to end the endless Israel/Palestine conflict. Yes, it could be done. If only there was the will in Washington. The Andy Martin Peace Plan is still the best hope for a solution to the conflict. Ironically, after years of ignoring the AMPP, even our State Department is now coming around to supporting my views. But only ever so slowly and ever so quietly
Source: Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, by Andy Martin, p. 183 , Jul 25, 2008

Strong opponent of plans to invade Iraq since 2002

Andy Martin is an internationally recognized expert on the Middle East, as executive director of the Revolutionary War Research Center. Beginning in 2002 Andy was a strong opponent of plans to invade Iraq. Yet he spent much of 2003 as a bureau chief in Baghdad, traveling across Iraq and predicting the chaos-to-come and criticizing management of the invasion. Once again he received worldwide acclaim for his uncannily accurate analyses and predictions.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, andyforussenator.com, “Issues” , Mar 9, 2008

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