State of Tennessee secondary Archives: on War & Peace


Terry Adams: No nukes for Iran; two-state solution for Palestine

Israel is one of our most trusted and steadfast strategic allies in the world. A safe and secure democratic state of Israel is absolutely vital to the national security of the United States and the critical element to stability in the region. We must defend and support Israel and ensure that Israel can defend itself from threats from Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran as well as other terrorist organizations and hostile states.

The U.S. should make Israel a "major strategic partner" by passing the Strategic Partnership Act and support security assistance for Israel. In addition, I support a congressional role on Iran Policy and any deal struck with Iran should make it impossible for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.

A two-state solution to Israel-Palestinian conflict is in the best interests of all parties, ensuring a democratic state of Israel and a state for the Palestinian people.

Source: 2014 TN Senate campaign website, AdamsForTN.com Jun 25, 2014

Terry Adams: War only when vital and supported, and after all other means

We must approach armed conflict with the knowledge and lessons from the past and ask ourselves if our vital national security interests are threatened, do we have clear and obtainable objectives, have we analyzed carefully all costs and risks involved, have we exhausted all non-violent means to solve a crisis, do we have a clear exit strategy, do we have the support of the American people and broad international support? When affirmative, clear and decisive military action must be taken.
Source: 2014 TN Senate campaign website, AdamsForTN.com Jun 25, 2014

Bob Corker: Canít leave Iraq until they have the tools to move ahead

Q: How will you end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home?

CORKER: Obviously, things are not going well in Iraq and we need a new strategy. We need to disarm the militias, to bring the country together behind the Iraqi security forces. We need to focus on the hotspots, like Baghdad, so people can go about creating an economy.

FORD: A month ago, Corker said we should stay the course. I donít believe we should do that. Decentralization, modeled after Bosnia, would reduce the violence and let the people build the country their way.

CORKER: If we left Iraq tomorrow or next month, what would Iraq look like? We need to give commanders on the ground the tools they need to move ahead, so the country can be secure.

FORD: That sounds a lot like John Kerry saying he was for something before he was against something. Stay the course is stay the course. Itís not working. We cannot referee a civil war. In Bosnia, the ethnic groups live apart but together. That should be our goal in Iraq.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

Harold Ford: Divide up Iraq into Sunni, Shia & Kurd regions

Q: How will you end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home?

FORD: The stay-the-course strategy that Pres. Bush has pursued for 3 years is not working. There are other options, other than stay-the-course or cut-and-run. I believe that we can decentralize Iraq and still keep it together. Divide the country into three regions--Sunni, Shia, Kurd--give each regional autonomy, and help create a central government with authority over the borders and the ability to divide the oil revenue equally.

FORD: A month ago, Corker said we should stay the course. I donít believe we should do that. Decentralization, modeled after Bosnia, would reduce the violence and let the people build the country their way

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

Harold Ford: If you want to stay the course, Iím not your guy

For four years we have stayed the course. If you want to stay the course, Iím not your guy. If you believe America is better than what they have given us in the last six years, Iím asking for your vote.
Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

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