State of New Hampshire Archives: on War & Peace

Jon Lavoie: I support staying out of the Middle East

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Stay out of Iran"?

A: N/A [to gubernatorial race] but I do support staying out of the middle east.

Source: Email interview for 2016 N.H. Governor race with OnTheIssues Oct 18, 2015

Frank Guinta: Obama should skip vacation while ISIS is killing Christians

Former U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta said the decision by President Obama to remain on vacation while ISIS is killing Americans is offensive. "There is a group of terrorists in Iraq who are killing Christians, who are killing Americans," Guinta said. "I think it's offensive, it's offensive to Americans."

He said there is a "complete lack of leadership from our president" on foreign policy and referenced Foley's murder by ISIS terrorists. "We have James Foley, whose family is from Rochester, who was beheaded. An American citizen for doing his job," Guinta said. "The country needs to act. The country needs to act quickly."

Source: 2014 U. S. House First N.H. Congressional District debates Aug 24, 2014

Kelly Ayotte: Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla

Q: The UN quickly condemned Israel for the acts leading to the loss of life in international waters in the recent Gaza flotilla incident. If you are elected US Senator, will Israel always be right?

A: Israel, like other countries, has the right to defend itself. It's always unfortunate when there's any loss of life. But in that circumstance, they were stopping arms coming from Hamas into Gaza. Hamas has continued to shoot rockets into Israel and they were defending themselves.

Q: So will Israel always be right?

A: I will absolutely evaluate every situation on its facts and on its merits. Whenever there's a loss of life, it's very tragic, but we have to respect Israel's right to defend itself.

Source: Americans for Prosperity/Cornerstone 2010 N.H. Senate Debate Jun 5, 2010

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