Statements about Foreign Policy
Says there's a "100-year-old international norm not to use chemical weapons."
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
Fleeing Syria, "a million children are now refugees."
"There was a Gallup poll in Egypt last year, and 70 percent of Egyptians don't want our money."
"There are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the U.K.," compared to "466 violent crimes per 100,000" in the United States.
"The United States has never stood by and seen innocent people slaughtered to the extent that's happening in Syria."
"Republicans actually doctored emails between administration officials about Benghazi. Then, they released them to the press, trying to pass them off as real."
Says that since he took office, "there have been no large-scale attacks on the United States."
Says Hillary Clinton "was asked repeatedly to provide security in Benghazi on several occasions, including direct cables."
"Over the last several months, there was a review board headed by two distinguished Americans, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering, who investigated every element of" the Benghazi incident.
When Susan Rice spoke about Benghazi on Sunday news shows, she said "that al-Qaida might be involved, or other al-Qaida affiliates might be involved, or non-al-Qaida Libyan extremists, which I think demonstrates that there was no effort to play that down."
Says it’s "an old wives’ story" that Margaret Thatcher told George H.W. Bush not to go wobbly.
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."
Says Chuck Hagel has called for "an end to our nuclear program."
Says Chuck Hagel "opposed sanctions against Iran."
"While President Obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear Iran, Hagel says military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option."
Says the Obama administration plans to ban all weapons for U.S. citizens through international treaties.
"We borrow $4 billion every single day, much of it from China."
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