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Robert Gates on Budget & Economy
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  • Iraq war costs should not circumvent normal budget process. (Dec 2006)
  • Iraq war will cost US up to $2 trillion. (Dec 2006)
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Robert Gates on Foreign Policy
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  • US should engage directly with Iran and Syria. (Dec 2006)
  • Palestinian state if Syria & Hamas acknowledge Israel. (Dec 2006)
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Robert Gates on Health Care
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Robert Gates on Homeland Security
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  • Principles of war: Never fight alone; never fight for long. (Apr 2008)
  • More funding for languages and intelligence in Iraq. (Dec 2006)
Robert Gates on Immigration
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Robert Gates on Principles & Values
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  • OpEd: non-ideological guy lent impression of bipartisanship. (May 2010)
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Robert Gates on War & Peace
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  • Clinton-Gates combo won push for Afghan surge. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: armed both sides in the 1990s Iran-Iraq War. (Mar 2010)
  • We’re in Afghanistan now because end-game failed in 1980s. (Apr 2008)
  • War with Iran would be disastrous, but keep option on table. (Apr 2008)
  • Iraq has re-positioned US from short war to long haul. (Apr 2008)
  • Withdraw US support if Iraqi gov’t fails at milestones. (Dec 2006)
  • No permanent US bases in Iraq, and no US control of oil. (Dec 2006)
  • Support the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq. (Dec 2006)
  • Comprehensive New Diplomatic Offensive before 2007. (Dec 2006)
  • Iraq diverted attention from Afghanistan; more support there. (Dec 2006)
  • Iraq needs de-Baathification; oil sharing; & local elections. (Dec 2006)
  • No military action alone can bring about success in Iraq. (Dec 2006)
  • Totally reform the Iraqi local police and border police. (Dec 2006)
  • Imbed US troops in Iraqi army; the rest leave by 2008. (Dec 2006)
  • No large increase of US troops, but no immediate withdrawal. (Dec 2006)
  • 3,000 Iraqi civilians killed monthly; Mahdi army now 60,000. (Dec 2006)
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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Keep God in the public sphere
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Expand ObamaCare
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Privatize Social Security
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Vouchers for school choice
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Human needs over animal rights
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Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Absolute right to gun ownership
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Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Support & expand free trade
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Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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Expand the military
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Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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Stay out of Iran
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Prioritize green energy
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Never legalize marijuana
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Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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