Kathy Szeliga on War & Peace
Szeliga: My father, an Army officer, instilled in me from an early age the importance of America having a strong military to keep our nation safe. The terrorist group ISIS presents a serious threat to the US and its allies and must be destroyed. The US foreign policy in the Middle East has left our traditional allies doubting US resolve. Our hasty drawdown contributed to the rise of ISIS. The current policies are clearly not working as ISIS continues to overtake territories and impose horrible human rights atrocities. Without a clear plan that includes our international allies, I would not support putting our men and women of the United States military on the ground. Right now, America is leading from behind and we are much less safe today than we were seven years ago.
One of the primary reasons I decided to run for the US Senate is because of my opposition to the backroom deal the Obama Administration struck with Iran. Let's look at the facts: Iran has proven time and again it is absolutely not a trustworthy actor, yet much of the deal requires the world to trust them. For example, Inspectors are required to request access from Iran to inspect some of their nuclear sites.
The deal only lasts for 15 years. So if Iran actually follows the agreement, they are still able to restart their nuclear program after the deal expires. In other words, the deal just kicks the can down the road. In the meantime, with sanctions lifted, Iran has the ability to bring in anywhere between $50 billion and $150 billion in new revenue.
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