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Elaine Marshall on Homeland Security

 


Focus on Pakistan and Al Qaeda, not Afghanistan

There are no easy answers in Afghanistan and I respect the time that the President took in making his decision. However, I disagree that now is the time to commit 30,000 additional men and women to prop up a corrupt government that has shown no real effort to reform itself. The mission that we are about to undertake has too much to do with building a nation that has not had a stable or responsible government in decades and too little to do with keeping us safe at home.

Our goal should be to stop terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are and we should identify, capture or kill them and using force when necessary. Right now though, the greatest threat to the US and the rest of the region is the growing instability in Pakistan. The country harbors the most dangerous mix of terrorists and nuclear weapons in the world. Our efforts should be there, using political and diplomatic pressure on the Pakistani government to root out and destroy the remaining Al Qaeda elements.

Source: Campaign website, elainemarshall.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Repeal outdated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy

Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"--Elaine believes that if people are willing to serve, then we should honor them. Signing up to join the United States military is one of the most courageous things anyone can do, and as U .S. Senator she would fully support the repeal of this outdated policy. If someone is willing to fight for our country, we should not ask them to lie about who they are.
Source: Campaign website, elainemarshall.com, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Now is not the time to commit 30,000 to Afghanistan

There are no easy answers in Afghanistan and I respect the time and consideration that the President took in making his decision. However, I disagree that now is the time to commit 30,000 additional men and women to prop up a corrupt government that has shown no real effort to reform itself. The mission has too much to do with building a nation that has not had a stable or responsible government in decades and too little to do with keeping us safe at home.
Source: Democracy For America 2010 endorsements Jul 2, 2010

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