State of Montana secondary Archives: on War & Peace
Avoid foreign entanglements, except for emergencies
Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, `Avoid foreign entanglements`?
A: Support (with exceptions for vital and imminent national interests or for certain humanitarian emergencies).
Source: Email interview on 2016 MT Governor's race with OnTheIssues
Nov 3, 2015
We need to be diligent on the war on terror; Iraq is not
TESTER: The war in Iraq has taken us off the war on terror. Itís been shown that 9/11 and Iraq had no connection. But we pulled troops out of Afghanistan to fight the war in Iraq and we took our eye off the ball. I would recommend that we invest in
human intelligence and in our special forces in a very big way, so that we know whatís going on before it happens to us. We can fight the war on terror by securing our ports and borders and by going after the terrorists where they are.
Source: 2006 MT Senate debate, Tester vs. Burns in Butte
Sep 24, 2006
Critical of President Bush on Iraq war
[Regarding] the war in Iraq: Tester was very critical of
President Bush regarding the reasons for sending troops to Iraq, the Patriot Act, wiretapping and a lack of consultation with our allies. [His] only plan seems to be to bring the troops home.
Source: Letter-to-the-editor about MT Broadcasters Convention debate
Aug 15, 2006
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