“The death of Muammar el-Qaddafi is good news for the people of Libya…”

Posted on January 01, 2011

“The death of Muammar el-Qaddafi is good news for the people of Libya.  It should bring the end of conflict there, and help them move closer to elections and a real democracy. The United States should work closely with Libya to ensure the transition is successful, and that a stable, peaceful nation emerges.”

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“The United States must remain a firm and steadfast ally for Iraq…”

Posted on January 01, 2011

“I’m deeply concerned that President Obama is putting political expediency ahead of sound military and security judgment by announcing an end to troop level negotiations and a withdrawal from Iraq by year’s end.  The President was slow to engage the Iraqis and there’s little evidence today’s decision is based on advice from military commanders. America’s commitment to the future of Iraq is important to U.S. national security interests and should not be influenced by politics.  Despite the great achievements of the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, there remain real threats to our shared interests, especially from Iran. The United...

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“We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank…”

Posted on January 01, 2011

“We need to sanction the Iranian Central Bank. That would be one of the most powerful ways to impact the Iranian regime,” Gov. Perry said. “Another option in the region is a no-fly zone over Syria so that nation and Iran understand America is serious about fighting nuclear proliferation and terror in the region. This president refuses to do that and it’s another show of lack of leadership from the President of the United States.”

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“Given the gathering threat posed by…Iran, now is the time to strengthen ties with Israel…”

Posted on January 01, 2011

“In the same week that Ambassador Gutman excused anti-Semitism because of Israel’s refusal to accommodate Palestinian demands, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense ranted that the Israelis must get back to the ‘d*** table’ for negotiations, and his Secretary of State insinuated that Israel’s democracy is less than viable because of gender-related debates between religious and secular segments of Israeli society. The long and ugly history of anti-Semitism has seen all too many episodes of apologists justifying hatred of the Jews. Given the gathering threat posed by the brutal regime in Iran, now is the time to strengthen ties with Israel...

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“[Obama] chastised Israel, but said little about the…Hamas rockets raining into its skies”

Posted on January 01, 2011

“No, over the past three years, President Obama has instead chastened Israel. In his inaugural address to the United Nations, the President chastised Israel, but said little about the thousands of Hamas rockets raining into its skies. He’s publicly proposed that Israel adopt indefensible borders. He’s insulted its Prime Minister. And he’s been timid and weak in the face of the existential threat of a nuclear Iran.”

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“The military option [on Iran] is on the table”

Posted on January 01, 2011

"In his first 100 days, make clear that the military option [on Iran] is on the table by ordering the regular presence of an aircraft carrier task force in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf region simultaneously. He will also begin talks with Israel to increase military coordination and assistance and enhance intelligence sharing."

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