Allen Buckley on Homeland Security
2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA)
One of the primary roles of the federal government is to protect U.S. citizens. A bumper sticker reads: "Were making enemies faster than we can kill them." I think that it's sad but true. Terrorism should be fought primarily through espionage.
A: I'm not close enough to the matter to say whether it is necessary to spend more at this time. Our soldiers need to get whatever equipment that they need to get the job done while making them a safe as possible, within reason.
A: I've haven't yet formulated an opinion on Star Wars. I do think that we need to have the best military and the best defense system in the world.
A: Only if necessary (no more and no less than necessary).
The lack of a post-combat plan and exit strategy is also inexcusable. A better course of action after Afghanistan would have been to have dealt with the remaining pockets of al-Qaeda throughout the world through espionage, work with other countries and pinpoint military action.
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