State of South Carolina Archives: on War & Peace


Elizabeth Warren: No military intervention in Syria because no military answer

Q: The city of Idlib in Syria is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The Syrian regime and Russia are targeting schools, bakeries, and hospitals. What would President Warren do to stop the mass murder in Idlib, Syria?

WARREN: Look, I think that what we've got to do is we have to provide humanitarian relief. We need to work with our allies on this. But this is not a moment for military intervention. We have got to use our military only when we see a military problem that can be solved militarily. We cannot send our military in unless we have a plan to get them out. So, for me, this is about working with our allies. It is about standing with the people who are under enormous pressure right now. This is recognizing what Donald Trump has put us in, in a terrible box around the world. But the solution is not to use our military. The solution is to use the other tools here.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Elizabeth Warren: We need to not cut-and-run on our allies

We need a strong economy and to work worldwide on that economy, and we need strong alliances. We need to know the difference between our friends and between dictators who would do us harm. And we need to be nicer to our friends than to dictators. We need not to cut and run on our allies.

And we need to be nicer to our friends than to dictators.

We need not to cut and run on our allies. We need an approach that keeps us safe by using all of the tools in a measured way.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Mike Bloomberg: Keep troops in places abroad where terrorists congregate

Q: Would you pull all combat troops out of the Middle East?

BLOOMBERG: No. You want to cut it back as much as you can, but I think, if we learned something from 9/11, people plan things overseas and execute them here. We have to be able to stop terrorism. And there's no guarantees that you're going to be able to do it, but we have to have some troops in places where terrorists congregate, and to not do so is just irresponsible. We shouldn't be fighting wars that we can't win. We should go to war only as a last resort. Nobody argues with that. But this is a dangerous world. And if we haven't learnt that after 9/11, I don't know what's going to teach us what to.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Pete Buttigieg: I stand with the people of Idlib against Syrian dictator

Q: The city of Idlib in Syria is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The Syrian regime and Russia are targeting schools, bakeries, and hospitals. What would you do as president to push back regime and Russian forces and stop the killing of innocent civilians?

BUTTIGIEG: Well, first of all, I stand with the people of Idlib, who are being targeted, as you said, in a brutal fashion by a dictatorship that has already been so brutal for so many years. And this is one of the reasons we have got to change the balance of power in the region, because the president has basically vanished from the stage when it comes to even playing a role in the future there. Turkey, Russia, Iran all have so much more of a say than we do. We don't have to be invading countries to be making a difference, working with our international partners, in order to deliver peace and support those who are standing up for self-determination.

Source: 10th Democratic Primary debate on eve of S.C. primary Feb 25, 2020

Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf

Ralph's Plan: Keep America Safe from Terrorism. After Barack Obama's 8-year world apology tour, it's time we had a real focus and a real plan to make America the most respected country in the world again. If we don't take the fight to ISIS on their turf, we will face them on American soil.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, ElectRalphNorman.com May 16, 2017

Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS

Tommy knows we need a real strategy to destroy ISIS in the Middle East and that President Obama's "hands off" approach has made the world less safe and less secure.
Source: 2017 S.C. House campaign website, PopeForCongress.com May 16, 2017

Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world

It's time for our allies abroad to take more responsibility for their own security. He disagrees with our current Senator, Lindsey Graham, who believes the United States should be the policeman for the world. Instead Brad realizes that we should do more to improve our own infrastructure and create jobs here. Brad would make improving education a national priority so our country doesn't slip further behind the rest of the world. He thinks South Carolinians deserve a US Senator who cares about their concerns and about where they live. Brad understands what it's like to live, work and raise a family right here in South Carolina.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com Jun 25, 2014

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