Statements about Foreign Policy

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."

"The U.S. military footprint in Africa is nearly nonexistent."

"In Iran in 1979, the extremists hijacked the broad-based popular revolution against the Shah and established a brutal theocracy."

By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.

"By the time I left" the State Department, "economic growth was up and opium production was down" in Afghanistan, while "infant mortality declined" and school enrollment rose by more than sevenfold.

In February, John McCain "suggested" the Bergdahl-Taliban swap that he now calls "outrageous and dangerous."

The Obama administration "went to court to keep one of these five in jail at Guantanamo just three years ago because he was such a huge risk."

The Israelis "gave up 1,000 terrorists in return for one sergeant."

Says Hillary Clinton "laid the groundwork" for getting chemical weapons out of Syria.

The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."

Says Hillary Clinton "defended Syria’s President Assad as a possible reformer at the start of that country’s civil war."

Says Barack Obama broke a decades-old policy of "not negotiating with terrorists."  

"At the mere request from Putin, President Obama withdrew the plans for a missile defense program based in Poland and the Czech Republic."  

In the Georgia-Russia conflict, "we flew a brigade of Georgian soldiers" from Iran to Georgia and "sent U.S. ships into the Black Sea and provided various kinds of supplies."  

Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."  

"We were the last flag flying in Benghazi."

Congress' decision to "spend less around the world" on embassy security contributed to "tragedies" like Benghazi.

"During the George W. Bush period, there were 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates around the world. Sixty people died."

After the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, "the ambassador's body was dragged through the street."  

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