Alan Grayson on War & Peace
Sued those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq
In the early 1990s, Alan took leave from the practice of law to start a business. Alan was the first President of IDT Corp., a telecom/internet company.
Later, Alan decided to leave that business, and return to the practice of law.
Alan began to represent whistleblowers who witnessed fraud against the Government. Alan is the only attorney to bring a fraud case to trial against those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq, and win.
Source: 2018 Florida House campaign website GraysonForCongress.com
, Apr 20, 2018
Made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq
Grayson sees no problem in voting to cut Medicare benefits or to spend the US into a huge deficit. He votes with his party leaders 98% of the time and loyally supported ObamaCare, the stimulus package, regulation of the financial industry, and raising
the debt limit. He supports federal funding of abortions.
He made his name fighting against contractor fraud in Iraq. As we noted in "Outrage", he deserves credit for his whistle-blowing efforts. Too bad he's done nothing good since!
Source: Take Back America, by Dick Morris, p.210-211
, Apr 13, 2010
The War in Iraq has not made us safer
Alan favors ending the War in Iraq as quickly as possible, because:
Source: 2008 House campaign website graysonforcongress.com, “Issues”
, Nov 4, 2008
- The War in Iraq has not made us safer. It has made us less safe. It has given terrorists 4 years of on-the-job training on how to attack US forces. It has inflamed anti-Americanis
not only among Muslims.
- The Iraqis want us to leave.
- There never was any reason to occupy Iraq in the first place.
- The war has been horribly mismanaged.
- The consequences of leaving aren’t nearly as bad as the consequences of staying.
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program.
Grayson signed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act
Expresses the sense of Congress that:
- diplomatic efforts to address Iran's illicit nuclear efforts, unconventional and ballistic missile development programs, and support for international terrorism are more likely to be effective if the President is empowered with explicit authority to impose additional sanctions on the government of Iran;
- US concerns regarding Iran are strictly the result of that government's actions; and
- the people of the United States have feelings of friendship for the people of Iran and regret that developments in recent decades have created impediments to that friendship.
States that it should be US policy to:
- support international diplomatic efforts to end Iran's uranium enrichment program and its nuclear weapons program;
- encourage foreign governments to direct state-owned and private entities to cease all investment in, and support of, Iran's energy sector and all exports of refined petroleum products to Iran;
- impose sanctions
on the Central Bank of Iran and any other Iranian financial institution engaged in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups; and
- work with allies to protect the international financial system from deceptive and illicit practices by Iranian financial institutions involved in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups.
Source: S.908&HR.2194 2009-S908 on Apr 30, 2009
- Amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to direct the President to impose sanctions if a person has made an investment of $20 million or more (or any combination of investments of at least $5 million which in the aggregate equals or exceeds $20 million in any 12-month period) that directly and significantly contributed to Iran's ability to develop its petroleum resources. (Under current law the sanction thresholds are $40 million, $10 million, and $40 million, respectively.)
- Establishes additional sanctions prohibiting specified foreign exchange, banking, and property transactions.
- Includes refined petroleum resources.
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PA-15:Dent(R; resigned May 2018)
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