Larsen, and asking for a meeting, or a telephone conference, or a written response - to no avail. And in that same time period, there have been 8 arrests, 4 trespass orders, numerous protests, pleas and other futile attempts to get Mr.
Larsen’sWashington staff, however not in the office but in the hall [no, we say], in the street [no, we say] and finally a public restaurant amid the clatter of coffee cups and a background of pop rock.
Representative RickLarsen was informed last year by the President of Iraq himself, that any plan to stabilize that country through the deployment of civilian police was an ill-fated endeavor.
Larsen says "the greatest national security threat to the United States, particularly in this age of terrorism, is poorly secured weapons of mass destruction (WMD), WMD materials, and WMD expertise." He supports increased funding for programs that stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, such as the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program.
Larsen opposed the war in Iraq, and voted against the resolution to authorize the use of force.
While Larsen is critical of the Bush administration's rush to war in Iraq and its subsequent handling of the war and the ensuing insurgency, he believes that the United States now has an obligation of the people of Iraq.
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