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Doug Truax on Foreign Policy

 


End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy

Truax emerged [from his debate with Jim Oberweis] as the candidate more closely aligned with the tea party. He blasted President Barack Obama for a "leadership from behind" approach to foreign policy, asserted that the president could not be trusted to implement comprehensive immigration reform and said he would have opposed the bipartisan two-year budget compromise late last year that staved off another government shutdown.

"We need principled leadership, not just somebody who's going to go to Washington, D.C., and just toe the line and get along," Truax said. "We've got to have people who stand up and say this is the wrong thing and I'm not going to vote for it."

Trua Obama showed weakness on the world stage, particularly in declining to establish a no-fly zone over Syria. "All this weakness leads to conflict down the road, and I think it's dangerous," Truax said.

Source: Chicago Tribune on 2014 Illinois GOP Senate primary debate , Feb 11, 2014

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