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Officials: Ex-general to run for Senate in Texas

• AP
 Former Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who oversaw coalition forces in Iraq before retiring in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, is running for Senate in Texas as a Democrat. ....

Sanchez has been critical of U.S. military strategy in Iraq since retiring, particularly the so-called troop surge. He has also written a book and sketched out a political philosophy. In interviews he has called himself a "progressive" and a fiscal conservative.

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