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All options on the table with Iran, including military

As a state sponsor of terrorism, Iran poses a threat to American security, a threat made worse by their pursuit of nuclear technology in defiance of the international community & their own treaty obligations. A nuclear-armed Iran is plainly unacceptable.

Iranians recently elected a new President who has taken a less confrontational tone and positioned himself as open to negotiation.

The president is right to keep all options, including military action, on the table while vigorously pursuing both international sanctions and a negotiated settlement that prevents Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. Today, sanctions have imposed real and increasing harm on Iran's economy and isolated them from the international community. Pursuing these diplomatic and economic actions must continue while there is time, because while all options should remain on the table, the cost of military action to end the Iranian nuclear program could be very high for us and our allies in the region.

Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com , Nov 3, 2013

Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort

[All four Democratic candidates] agreed the United States shouldn't take any rash actions against Russia for harboring Edward Snowden, but said it should pressure that country against instituting restrictive laws against gays. All four said the United States should be careful in how it deals with Syria, advocating against direct military intervention except as a last resort.
Source: Star-Ledger coverage of 2013 N.J. Senate debate , Aug 5, 2013

We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses

My concern frankly is that we are putting billions of dollars on a war that we went into on unjust pretenses. And cities like mine who are struggling are actually getting a lot accomplished without the help of Federal programs that have dried up like the COPS program, putting more police officers on the street, like helping protect public housing authorities from crime.
Source: Bill Maher interview Democratic National Convention, Denver , Aug 25, 2008

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