State of North Carolina Archives: on War & Peace


Paul Wright: Strong defense ok, but no war with Russia

The people of North Carolina have absolutely no interest, none whatsoever, in provoking a war with Russia. Those in our government who are so doing are working against all good sense and the deepest interest of America and the lives of its people. Strong defense--Yes. Provoke war--No.

From 1776 and the founding of our nation, until the years preceding the Bolsheviks takeover of Russia in 1917, America had excellent relations with Russia. (the Pacific Treaty of 1824, the Civil War era, California, Alaska, etc.)

America again had good relations with Russia after the agreements and promises and understanding of America with Russia in 1991 and the ending of the Cold War. But recently we have returned to bad relations with Russia. [Is doing so] in the best interests of the American people themselves?

Source: 2016 Campaign website for N.C. Senate, WrightForUSSenate.com Nov 11, 2015

David Rouzer: Keep military as dominant force for freedom in this world

President Ronald Reagan had it right--Peace through Strength. We must maintain a cutting edge military and bolster our intelligence agencies if America is going to remain the dominant force for freedom in this world that it must be. We should continue to invest in research and development, so that our soldiers have the technology they need to protect themselves and defend our country.
Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, DavidRouzer.com Oct 10, 2014

Thom Tillis: Don't negotiate with Iran, a state sponsor of terror

North Carolina House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis released the following statement today regarding the recently-announced agreement on the Iranian nuclear program:

A nuclear Iran is totally unacceptable, and the recently-announced 'agreement' makes the world a more dangerous place. It appears that the Obama administration has turned its back on Israel and other American allies in the Middle East in a naive attempt to negotiate with a state sponsor of terror. President Obama and his loyal supporters like Kay Hagan continue to mistake dialogue for deterrence, which is an incredibly irresponsible approach to our national security. Our foreign policy should be based on what is best for Americans and our allies, not by placating bad actors on the international stage.

Source: 2014 N.C. Senate campaign website, ThomTillis.com Nov 25, 2013

Elizabeth Dole: Precipitous Iraq withdrawal leads to further instability

Both candidates proclaimed support for the military, but Hagan called for ending the war in Iraq with a “diplomatic surge,” a commonly heard but ill-defined term. Dole was even more vague, expressing frustration with the Bush administration’s handling of the war but worrying that “precipitous withdrawal” would lead to further instability.
Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Greensboro News-Record Jun 25, 2008

Kay Hagan: End the war in Iraq with a diplomatic surge

Both candidates proclaimed support for the military, but Hagan called for ending the war in Iraq with a “diplomatic surge,” a commonly heard but ill-defined term. Dole was even more vague, expressing frustration with the Bush administration’s handling of the war but worrying that “precipitous withdrawal” would lead to further instability.
Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Greensboro News-Record Jun 25, 2008

Elizabeth Dole: Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq

On the war in Iraq, which Dole has supported & Hagan has opposed, both muted their position. “We have got to end this war in Iraq,” said Hagan, adding that the war had not made the US safer, had made new enemies & alienated allies.

Dole warned against “a precipitous withdrawal” but said Iraq needs to begin picking up the costs of reconstruction. “I have been very frustrated that the administration was so slow in changing a strategy that was obviously not working,” Dole said. “Many mistakes were made.

Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Raleigh News & Observer Jun 22, 2008

Kay Hagan: The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer

On the war in Iraq, which Dole has supported and Hagan has opposed, both muted their position. “We have got to end this war in Iraq,” said Hagan, adding that the war had not made the U.S. safer, had made new enemies and had alienated allies. But she said the war needed to be ended “in a responsible fashion” with the country mounting “a diplomatic surge.”

Dole warned against “a precipitous withdrawal” but said Iraq needs to begin picking up the costs of reconstruction.

Source: 2008 N.C. Senate Debate reported in Raleigh News & Observer Jun 22, 2008

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