State of Indiana Archives: on War & Peace


Eric Holcomb: Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal

It is a foregone conclusion that President Obama's so-called nuclear deal with Iran will take effect. We know Iran funds terrorism in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. This deal now allows them the time and money needed to prepare to expand their regional control, and makes peace in the Middle East less likely, and war all the more likely.

This so-called deal with Iran is a perfect example of what happens when America draws down and negotiates from a position of desperation. This deal isn't just a bad deal, it's dangerous. It gives the appearance of progress but, buried deep within the 157 pages of text, there are a multitude of reasons to be alarmed.

  1. The deal lacks anytime, anywhere inspections
  2. This deal will send over a $100 billion to an Iranian regime that will use them to stockpile the newest conventional weapons available
  3. After just 10 to 15 years, all restrictions on their full enrichment production will be lifted.
Source: Holcomb OpEd on Medium.com for 2016 Indiana Senate race Sep 8, 2015

Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely

Asked about prospects for reducing the U.S. military's presence abroad, Mourdock decried an "inexcusable foreign policy failure in our withdrawal from Iraq" and said the Obama administration "cannot lead from behind."

Saying the U.S. is not going to have troops in Afghanistan "indefinitely," Lugar favored efforts to fortify U.S. military strength in Asia and using intelligence resources "more skillfully."

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate Apr 12, 2012

Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq

Asked about prospects for reducing the U.S. military's presence abroad, Mourdock decried an "inexcusable foreign policy failure in our withdrawal from Iraq" and said the Obama administration "cannot lead from behind."

Saying the U.S. is not going to have troops in Afghanistan "indefinitely," Lugar favored efforts to fortify U.S. military strength in Asia and using intelligence resources "more skillfully."

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate Apr 12, 2012

Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq

Lugar frequently touted his nuclear nonproliferation program, co-authored 20 years ago with then-Sen. Sam Nunn (a Democrat), while Mourdock admitted that, as a state office holder, he did not have the same "access" to that kind of information. Mourdock called the withdrawal of troops from Iraq an "inexcusable foreign policy failure," arguing "we cannot turn tail and run."
Source: RealClearPoitics.com coverage of 2012 Indiana Senate debates Apr 12, 2012

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