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John Neely Kennedy on Foreign Policy

Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)

 


Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values

September 11, 2001 reminded Americans and Louisianans of who we are. It fully opened our eyes to the threat of violent, radical Islamic fundamentalists. We face extremists who advocate for the destruction of America and despise the core values for which we stand. Today we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, central fronts in the fight against Islamic fundamentalism, but the threat is global. Our enemy does not think in terms of borders and pursues a fanatical quest to destroy America and our allies and suppress the world under a radical Islamic government.

However, our broken leadership in Washington has not come together to face this threat. Congress has played politics with our national security. John Kennedy believes we need a new approach that can unite America and its allies and use all our tools and innovative approaches to protect and defend America. As State Treasurer, John called for the divestment of public money from U.S. or foreign businesses with links to terrorists.

Source: 2016 Louisiana Senate campaign website JohnKennedy.com , Aug 31, 2016

Support Israel, our only true friend in the Middle East

As your representative in the United States Senate I will vote to support Israel. Israel is our only true friend in the Middle East. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. We must maintain Israel’s military superiority, both for the sake of Israel and for the sake of America.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues” , Oct 20, 2004

$5M in Israel bonds is a win-win for Israel and Louisiana

For the first time in the state’s history, the Louisiana Treasury has purchased $5 million in Israel bonds to diversify investments and develop economic ties between the State of Louisiana & the State of Israel. “This is a win-win situation for Louisiana and Israel,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It is America’s only true friend in the Middle East, and it is one of our staunchest allies. I am pleased that we could take this first step in forging a meaningful, economic relationship between Israel and Louisiana.“

Act 654 of the 2004 Legislative Session enables investing up to 5% of some portfolios in bonds from other countries. The state’s $5 million investment in Israel bonds is the first step in this process. Said Kennedy, ”Purchasing these bonds helps Israel obtain much-needed funding to move forward with growth and development projects. This investment also benefits Louisiana because it is a secure way of diversifying our trust fund portfolios.“

Source: Treasurer’s press release, “State of Israel Bonds” , Oct 14, 2004

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