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  • When should we use military to enforce US goals? NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. "The other Republicans will criticize the president and Hillary Clinton for their foreign policy, but they would just have done the same thing — just 10 times over," Paul said on the closing day of a New Hampshire GOP conference that brought about 20 presidential prospects to the first-in-the-nation primary state. "There's a group of folks in our party who would have troops in six countries right now, maybe more," Paul said. Foreign policy looms large in the presidential race as the U.S. struggles to resolve diplomatic and military conflicts across the globe. The GOP presidential class regularly rails against President Barack Obama's leadership on the world stage, yet some would-be contenders have yet to articulate their own positions, while others offered sharply different visions. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose brother, President George W. Bush, authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, declined to say whether he would have done anything different then. Yet Jeb Bush acknowledged a shift in his party against new military action abroad. "Our enemies need to fear us, a little bit, just enough for them to deter the actions that create insecurity," Bush said earlier in the conference. He said restoring alliances "that will create less likelihood of America's boots on the ground has to be the priority, the first priority of the next president." The GOP's hawks were well represented at the event, led by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has limited foreign policy experience but articulated a muscular vision during his Saturday keynote address. Walker said the threats posed by radical Islamic terrorism won't be handled simply with "a couple bombings." "We're not going to wait till they bring the fight to us," Walker said. "We're going to bring the fight to them and fight on their soil." South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham addressed the question of putting U.S. troops directly in the battle against the Islamic State group militants by saying there is only one way to defeat the militants: "You go over there and you fight them so they don't come here." Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested an aggressive approach as well. "The way to defeat ISIS is a simple and clear military objective," he said. "We will destroy them." Businesswoman Carly Fiorina offered a similar outlook. "The world is a more dangerous and more tragic place when America is not leading. And America has not led for quite some time," she said. Under Obama, a U.S.-led coalition of Western and Arab countries is conducting regular airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. also has hundreds of military advisers in Iraq helping Iraqi security forces plan operations against the Islamic State, which occupies large chunks of northern and western Iraq. Paul didn't totally reject the use of military force, noting that he recently introduced a declaration of war against the Islamic State group. But in an interview with The Associated Press, he emphasized the importance of diplomacy. He singled out Russia and China, which have complicated relationships with the U.S., as countries that could contribute to U.S. foreign policy interests. "I think the Russians and the Chinese have great potential to help make the world a better place," he said. "I don't say that naively that they're going to, but they have the potential to." Paul suggested the Russians could help by getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power. "Maybe he goes to Russia," Paul said. Despite tensions with the U.S., Russia and China negotiated alongside Washington in nuclear talks with Iran. Paul has said he is keeping an open mind about the nuclear negotiations. "The people who already are very skeptical, very doubtful, may not like the president for partisan reasons," he said, and "just may want war instead of negotiations."
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Pizza Meat Loaf
4 Servings, about 1/4 loaf each
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, part-skim
1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
1/4 cup onion, minced
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: conventional 20 minutes; microwave 8 minutes

1. Lightly grease 9-inch pie plate with vegetable oil. Pat turkey into pie plate.
Conventional method
1. Place turkey in 350Ëš F oven; bake until turkey no longer remains pink, about 17 to 20 minutes.
Microwave Method
1. Cover turkey with waxed paper.
2. Cook on high; rotate plate 1/4 turn after 3 minutes.
3. Cook until turkey no longer remains pink, about 5 more minutes. Drain.
To complete cooking
1. Top baked turkey with spaghetti sauce, cheese, and vegetables.
2. Return turkey to either the conventional oven or the microwave oven and heat until cheese is melted, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Per Serving: calories 255; total fat 14 grams; saturated fat 4 grams; cholesterol 88 milligrams; sodium 376 milligrams



Baked Spicy Fish
4 Servings, about 3 ounces each
1 pound cod fillets, fresh or frozen
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp ground oregano
1/8 tsp ground thyme
1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tablespoon
1-1/2 tbsp margarine, melted
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

1. Thaw frozen fish according to package directions.
2. Preheat oven to 350Ëš F.
3. Separate fish into four fillets or pieces. Place fish in ungreased 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan.
4. Combine paprika, garlic and onion powder, pepper, oregano, and thyme in small bowl.
Sprinkle seasoning mixture and lemon juice evenly over fish. Drizzle margarine evenly over fish.
5. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Per Serving: calories 140; total fat 5 grams; saturated fat 1 gram; cholesterol 51 milligrams; sodium 123 milligrams



Potato Cakes
4 Servings, 1 cake each
2 cups new potatoes, cooked, peeled, mashed
1 egg
1 tbsp
2 tbsp whole milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

1. Mix mashed potatoes, egg, flour, and milk thoroughly.
2. Shape into flat cakes, about 1/2-inch thick.
3. Heat oil in skillet.
4. Add potato cakes to hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and thoroughly heated.
Per serving: calories 210; total fat 15 grams; saturated fat 3 grams; cholesterol 54 milligrams; sodium 222 milligrams



From "Recipes and Tips for Healthy Thrifty Meals" by the Unites Stated Department of Agriculture at www.cnpp.usda.gov

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