“Drones are one tool that we use, and our criteria for using them is very tight and very strict”

Posted on September 06, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“Drones are one tool that we use, and our criteria for using them is very tight and very strict....it has to be a target that is authorised by our laws; it has to be a threat that is serious and not speculative; it has to be a situation in which we can’t capture the individual before they move forward on some sort of operational plot against the United States; we’ve got to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties; and that while there is a legal justification for us to try and...

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“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons”

Posted on August 21, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.”

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Poll: The American Divide: How We View Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East Conflict

Posted on August 17, 2012 in Press Releases

For Immediate Release Contact Omar Tewfik (202) 652-4988 August 17, 2012

The American Divide: How We View Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East Conflict

Arab American Institute to Release U.S. Public Opinion Data Ahead of Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Over the summer of 2012, the Arab American Institute conducted a poll: The American Divide: How We View Arabs, Muslims and the Middle East Conflict. AAI will release the results of the poll next week at a press briefing hosted by AAI president Dr. Jim Zogby. The poll will be released in conjunction with more than a decade’s-worth of polling...

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JZ Analytics: After Ryan Selection, Romney and Obama in “Dead Heat”

Posted by on August 13, 2012 in Blog

AAI Board Member John Zogby’s polling and research firm JZ Analytics released the results of a new telephone poll today of likely voters’ support for President Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. JZ Analytics puts Obama and Romney in “a dead heat,” with both candidates “receiving 46% of likely voters' support.” The poll is the first survey of public opinion conducted in the wake of Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate and vice presidential pick.

In a release issued today, JZ Analytics highlights a few of the poll’s key findings on specific...

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“Romney believes in self-deportation”

Posted on August 09, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"Romney believes in self-deportation"...and the Arizona immigration law.

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“Our partners will continue to impose increasing consequences”

Posted on July 31, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"If the Iranian government continues its defiance, there should be no doubt that the United States and our partners will continue to impose increasing consequences."

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” The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny”

Posted on July 20, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“This year, Ramadan holds special meaning for those citizens in the Middle East and North Africa who are courageously achieving democracy and self-determination and for those who are still struggling to achieve their universal rights. The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely.”

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Press Secretary Statement on Libya Elections: “Libya’s leaders can count on the United States”

Posted on July 14, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“We commend Libya’s High National Election Commission for its hard work preparing Libya’s first election in almost 50 years.  The orderly voting process noted by international observers and the significant turnout reflects the Libyan people’s commitment to democracy and civic participation.  Once the final period for appeals has been completed, we look forward to working closely with Libya’s newly elected leaders and the members of the General Congress as they take on the challenges of strengthening public institutions, improving security, and promoting national unity.  As they do so, Libya’s leaders can count on the United States for continued friendship and...

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“we look forward to working closely with the new Libya”

Posted on July 07, 2012 in Campaign Statements

"On behalf of the American people, I extend my congratulations to the people of Libya for another milestone on their extraordinary transition to democracy. After more than 40 years in which Libya was in the grip of a dictator, today’s historic election underscores that the future of Libya is in the hands of the Libyan people. Across Libya today, voters turned out to exercise their hard-earned freedoms, most participating in an election for the first time in their lives. They cast ballots for representatives of a National Congress that will lead the next stage of Libya’s transition."

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Secretary of State on Egyptian Elections: “We hope that full democracy is understood to be more….”

Posted on June 27, 2012 in Campaign Statements

“"We expect the transition to continue as has been promised by the (military) and we expect president-elect Morsi, as he forms a government, to demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity that is manifest by representatives of the women of Egypt, of the Coptic Christian community, of the secular non-religious community and, of course, young people……We hope that full democracy is understood to be more than one election," "One election does not a democracy make. That's just the beginning of the hard work and the hard work requires pluralism, respecting the rights of minorities, independent judiciary, independent media…We know a lot of work...

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