Statements about Foreign Policy
Says Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."
"The administration was kicking and screaming all the way with these sanctions being put in place (on Iran)."
"Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes."
In 1929, the Secretary of State shut down a program that was "collecting information to protect America" because it was "unseemly," but that move led to "millions and millions" of deaths in World War II.
Under economic sanctions, "now Iran is suffering 30 percent inflation, 20 percent unemployment."
Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.
President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.
The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."
In the event of a U.S. strike on Syria, "the Russians will replace the weapons immediately. They’ve said it on the record. They’ve suggested they might even replace it with better stuff."
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."
"Before President Obama acted in Libya in 2011, the American people were opposed to military action by 35 to 60. After he took action, they were in support of it 54 to 43."
Chemical weapons have been used "probably 20 times" since the Persian Gulf War.
An account of attacks in Benghazi written by former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers shows that the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was "dragged through the streets" and abused.
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."
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