Thom Tillis on War & Peace
Hagan told Tillis at their second debate he's waffling on what he would do about eliminating the Islamic State militant group. The state House speaker says Hagan allowed President Obama to withdraw troops too quickly from Iraq and created a vacuum.
Hagan's camp fired back, "Speaker Tillis has no position on how to eliminate ISIS and his comments have been called 'waffling' and 'vague.' Kay has been decisive and clear," said a Hagan spokesman.
Tillis had said he didn't know if it was good to arm the Syria groups to hit the airwaves since ISIS became a major campaign issue this month. Tillis was one of the first Republicans to jump on the issue, criticizing Hagan in their first debate over Obama's dismissal of ISIS as the "J.V. team."
Tillis, for his part, demonstrated a surprising fluency on foreign policy matters for a state lawmaker, discussing the roots of the militants fighting in Iraq and Syria and criticizing the president for failing to develop a strategy to combat them. "Kay Hagan has allowed it to happen," he added.
A nuclear Iran is totally unacceptable, and the recently-announced 'agreement' makes the world a more dangerous place. It appears that the Obama administration has turned its back on Israel and other American allies in the Middle East in a naive attempt to negotiate with a state sponsor of terror. President Obama and his loyal supporters like Kay Hagan continue to mistake dialogue for deterrence, which is an incredibly irresponsible approach to our national security. Our foreign policy should be based on what is best for Americans and our allies, not by placating bad actors on the international stage.
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