Suzanne Rucker is a former officer who strongly supports the military and President Bush.
helped organize a March 8 ‘Support Your Troops' rally that drew about 1,000 people to Rowan Park. Suzanne Rucker
believes the United States is justified in attacking Iraq regardless of whether the United Nations Security Council
Last week, she
and others organized a rally to make public their support for the troops and their mission.
"The world has given Saddam Hussein 12 years to disarm, and each step along the way he
has avoided doing that," she
said."It's time to stop this.We have to bring some conclusion."Rucker, who is 56, is president of the Fayetteville Republican Women's Club and a member of the Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission.Rucker
hopes military action can be avoided, but she
will support whatever President Bush decides.
"I'm an optimist," she
said."There may still be a way to avoid war.But if we aren't able to do so, then we as a people need to stand together and support our troops."Rucker
, along with JoAnne Jones and others, helped organize a March 8 "Support Your Troops" rally that drew about 1,000 people to Rowan Park.
has close ties to the military.Her
father was in the Navy, and she
served two years as an Army officer at the close of the Vietnam War.