Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fred On The Issues: National Security

On Fred's official site there is a list of his stance on several issues. I will post on each one separately over the next few days.

The first issue is:

National Security
The first responsibility of government is to protect the American people, the homeland, and our way of life. Today we face the urgent threat of radical Islamic terrorists. Al Qaeda is committed to attacking us here at home, and wants to use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to kill millions. We must never give them that opportunity. We must defeat the terrorists abroad, and that begins in Iraq and Afghanistan—the central fronts in this global war. We must show the world we have the will to fight and win. A weakened America - or an America that appears weaker - will only encourage further attacks. We must persevere. As Commander-in-Chief, the president must ensure the United States has the means to achieve victory. Presidential leadership requires talking to the American people about these stakes, mapping out a clear vision for success, and devising a comprehensive strategy for achieving it. I am committed to:

*A larger, more capable, and more modern military that can defeat terrorists, deter adversaries, and defend the U.S. and our interests.

*A missile defense system that can protect the U.S. and our allies from long-range ballistic missiles.

*An enhanced intelligence community, with robust human-intelligence capabilities, focused on terrorism and proliferation.

*A robust approach to homeland security that will protect our nation from terrorists and WMD, regardless of where they come from.

*A strengthened system of global alliances to better combat terrorists, proliferators, and traditional threats to our interests.

*A judicial system that deals with the realities of terrorists and unlawful enemy combatants.

I feel he understands the threat that terrorist pose to this country. I also think he will deal with this issue appropriately.

Over the last couple of weeks he has said the right things about dealing with Iran. To me this is the most important part of the issue. We are not going to put all the fires out in Iraq until we stop Iran from stoking them.

Win, Fred, Win

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