State of Alabama Archives: on War & Peace


Tommy Tuberville: Stand up for Christians & Jews persecuted worldwide

Q: What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

A: We should talk openly and honestly about the violent elements in Islam itself. Until we have an open and honest discussion about what is being preached in some Mosques, we won't be able to confront Islamic terrorism. Hindus, Christians, and Jews are not carrying out violent acts in the name of their god and religion. We eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism by calling it what it is and punishing those who commit acts of terrorism to the fullest extent possible. Christians and Jews are persecuted all over the world, and WE MUST stand up for them and stop their persecution.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Alabama Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Tommy Tuberville: Provide vets with high quality care, job training

I am passionate about changing the way our nation treats its Veterans. President Trump is off to a good start - Veteran unemployment is at its lowest point in history: 2.3%. But we can and must do more to help our Veterans re-enter the workforce and society. We must provide them with high-quality care and job training and ensure that those who need it get the psychological care and attention they need to deal with the issues they face being back home.
Source: 2020 Alabama Senate campaign website, TommyForSenate.com Jan 12, 2020

Tommy Tuberville: Support a strong and robust military

The first role of our government is to protect its citizens and that is why I will support a strong and robust military. I know we must provide our Armed Forces with the tools and resources they need to protect Americans at home and abroad. Alabamians are proud and we stand with our military and our Veterans who have given so much for our nation.
Source: 2020 Alabama Senate campaign website, TommyForSenate.com Jan 12, 2020

Steve Carlson: Denuclearization of North Korea will be end of Korean War

Denuclearization WILL happen, and it won't be just North Korea and it won't just be nuclear weapons. It will be the end of the Korean War. It involves realigning with China and Russia with our own influence in the region, and bringing hostilities in Asia to an end. It includes an economic future for those trapped in a North Korea system that is not working. It includes reuniting a society. Let's all support President Trump's drive to peace and his great team.
Source: CBS-4 Minnesota on 2020 Alabama Senate race Jul 24, 2018

Roy Moore: Congress should have a say in foreign wars

We should not be entangled in foreign wars merely at the whim and caprice of a President.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org Aug 31, 2017

Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats

Q: What would you do to assure the short and long-term security of Americans at home and abroad?

Crumpton: I would work with the best experts on the issue to craft and support policies that promote national and homeland security, while at the same time respecting liberty, privacy, and American values. In the short term we must fix shortcomings in things like the VISA program, and citizens reporting of possible terrorist threats, along with working to stop sources of funding for terrorist threats. In the long-term we must address the causes of terrorism and national security threats, and work to make the world safer and more free. For too long we have failed in the fight against groups like ISIS, and things like cyber-attacks that pose a national security threat.

Source: Vote411.org League of Women Voters: 2016 Alabama Senate Race Sep 19, 2016

Marcus Bowman: We must, must remain vigilant against terrorism

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Avoid foreign entanglements"

A: One day of terrorism in America could have drastic impacts on our way of life and we must, must remain vigilant. Peace through strength has been good for America and the world. Our involvement in the world can continue to be used in a way to help avoid escalations and protect our safety here at home.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge

Sessions and Figures disagree almost totally on the record of President Bush. Sessions supports Bush’s tax cuts and the Iraq invasion, while Figures deplores an administration that plunged the nation’s surplus into the red and sent troops to war on erroneous claims.

On the Iraq war, Sessions said he “could not be more proud and pleased with the success of the surge and the progress in the last two years.”

“I think if we can continue this progress in Iraq and it emerges as a strong and decent country that’s independent and stable, it would be a very positive development for the Middle East,“ said Sessions, who has visited U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and neighboring countries multiple times as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Figures said she was not in a position to visit Iraq or Afghanistan. ”I was against the war from the beginning,“ she said. She said no weapons of mass destruction were found. ”Iraq was not responsible for 9/11,“ she said.

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack

Figures said, “I don’t think the Middle East is more stable than it was prior to our invasion of Iraq.” She said she would listen to the military leadership on deciding when to withdraw from Iraq “to not cause more harm.”

Sessions said he hopes the US can withdraw “as soon as we possibly can. That’s my goal.” He said announcing a withdrawal timetable would be a “mistake--clearly not sound policy. It just tells our enemy when they should be prepared to attack.”

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims

Sessions and Figures disagree almost totally on the record of President Bush. Sessions supports Bush’s tax cuts and the Iraq invasion, while Figures deplores an administration that plunged the nation’s surplus into the red and sent troops to war on erroneous claims.

On the Iraq war, Sessions said he “could not be more proud and pleased with the success of the surge and the progress in the last two years.”

“I think if we can continue this progress in Iraq and it emerges as a strong and decent country that’s independent and stable, it would be a very positive development for the Middle East,“ said Sessions, who has visited U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and neighboring countries multiple times as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Figures said she was not in a position to visit Iraq or Afghanistan. ”I was against the war from the beginning,“ she said. She said no weapons of mass destruction were found. ”Iraq was not responsible for 9/11,“ she said.

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq

Figures said, “I don’t think the Middle East is more stable than it was prior to our invasion of Iraq.” She said she would listen to the military leadership on deciding when to withdraw from Iraq “to not cause more harm.”

Sessions said he hopes the US can withdraw “as soon as we possibly can. That’s my goal.” He said announcing a withdrawal timetable would be a “mistake--clearly not sound policy. It just tells our enemy when they should be prepared to attack.”

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

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