Statements about Military
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
Says the Obama administration is handing out a pamphlet titled, "What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting"
If the government shuts down, "all military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay but will not actually be paid until appropriations are available."
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.
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."
"The United States has never stood by and seen innocent people slaughtered to the extent that's happening in Syria."
The problem of unwanted sexual contacts in the military "is not just a woman's issue. More than half of the victims are men."
"We had people that were getting killed (in Benghazi), we had people who are willing to risk their lives to go save them, and somebody told them to stand down."
"Pentagon confirms they may court martial soldiers who hold Christian faith."
"One in five" women in the military "are receiving unwanted sexual contact," as are "3.3 percent of men."
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