“I would propose cutting off all federal aid to any sanctuary city…”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“But let me say on this whole issue of immigration. On day one, I would drop all the lawsuits against Arizona, South Carolina, and Alabama. It is wrong for the government.  I would propose -- I would propose cutting off all federal aid to any sanctuary city that deliberately violated federal law.”

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“Ultimately you have to go home…but get in line behind everyone else.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“So you say to people who are here illegally today, you are not going to be able to work here unless you register, unless -- and we will give you transition period of time, and then ultimately you have got to go home, apply for permanent residency here or citizenship, if you want to try and do that, but get in line behind everyone else.

My view is, people who have come here illegally, we welcome you to apply but you must get at the back of the line, because there are millions of people who are in line right...

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“Textbooks that are clearly teaching terrorism that are indirectly funded by the US through the UN.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“I think most of us, most Americans would say you know if you are firing missiles at me, that may not be a good gesture. OK? The United Nations camps that we have helped fund have been training grounds for terrorism. As Congressman Bachmann pointed out the last time we debated, she was over there with textbooks that are clearly teaching terrorism that are indirectly funded by the United States through the UN. We have no obligation to lie and every obligation to tell the truth about how bad the UN bureaucracy is and why it ought to be fixed...

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“[Obama] is choosing intentionally to lose the peace.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Well, I think clearly the biggest mistake that President Obama has made -- and there are many when it comes to foreign policy -- has been the decision that he made regarding Iraq. He was essentially given on a silver platter victory in Iraq, and he's choosing intentionally to lose the peace. And we all know what's going to happen. We know that Iran is going to be the hegemon and try to come into Iraq and have the dominant influence. And then Iraq will essentially have dominance from the Persian Gulf all the way to the Mediterranean through its...

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“A strong America prevents people from trying to test us around the world.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“The right course for America is to strengthen our economy, our values, our families, and our military. We need to rebuild our Navy and go from nine ships a year to 15. We need to modernize our Air Force. We need 100,000 new additional troops in our military. We need to take care of our veterans in the way they deserve. It is time for us to recognize once again a strong military does not create war. A strong America prevents people from trying to test us around the world.”

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“Without a shadow of a doubt…[Iran] will take a nuclear weapon.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“…we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Iran will take a nuclear weapon, they will use it to wipe our ally, Israel, off the face of the map, and they've stated they will use it against the United States of America.”

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“They hate us because of who we are and what we believe in.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“Iran is not any other country. It is a country that is ruled by the equivalent of al Qaeda on top of this country. They are a radical theocracy. The principle virtue of the Islamic Republic of Iran, according to President Ahmadinejad, is not freedom, opportunity, it's martyrdom.

The idea, Ron, that mutual assured destruction, like the policy during the Cold War with the Soviet Union would work on Iran when their principle virtue is martyrdom, is -- mutual assured destruction with respect to Iran would not be any kind of, you know, idea of preventing a war. It would...

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“They want to do us harm because we are bombing them.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“But to declare war on 1.2 billion Muslims and say all Muslims are the same, this is dangerous talk. Yeah, there are some radicals, but they don't come here to kill us because we're free and prosperous. Do they go to Switzerland and Sweden? I mean, that's absurd. If you think that is the reason, we have no chance of winning this. They come here and explicitly explain it to us. The CIA has explained it to us. It said they come here and they want to do us harm because we're bombing them.”

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“Sanctions are an act of war.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“So already the president  - and I think he is wisely backing off on the sanctions, because it's going to be an economic calamity if you take all the oil out of Europe. So I think that makes sense. He knows these sanctions are overreaching. Sanctions are an act of war when you prevent goods and services from going into a country. We need to approach this a little differently. We have 12,000 diplomats in our services. We ought to use a little bit of diplomacy once in a while.”

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“We really ought to…not jump the gun…That’s how we got into the useless war in Iraq.”

Posted on December 15, 2011 in Campaign Statements

“There's no U.N. evidence of [Iran being close to having a nuclear bomb]. Clapper at the -- in our national security department, he says there is no evidence. It's no different than it was in 2003. You know what I really fear about what's happening here? It's another Iraq coming. There's war propaganda going on. 

And we're arguing -- to me, the greatest danger is that we will have a president that will overreact and we will soon bomb Iran. And the sentiment is very mixed. It's -- it's very mixed even in Israel. You know, there -- the --...

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