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Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Asks Shaheen to Explain Her 2013 Support for ISIS 

Throughout his campaign for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens has been the only candidate talking about foreign policy and the dangers of getting sucked into another Middle East war quagmire. Jeanne Shaheen has been silent for nearly one year since her September, 2013 voted for President Obama's Syria bombing war in support of policies that have markedly strengthened ISIS.

 

Today, Rubens is warning that America is about to be sucked into a third Iraq war and is demanding that Jeanne Shaheen answer some tough questions:

 

- What is your long term plan for war in the Middle East which you voted to launch?

- What is your plan to win and to exit?

- Are you heeding the warnings of the Pentagon in 2012 that bombing these areas, if any objective is to be achieved, would require American boots on the ground?

- Is this the start of the third ground war in Iraq?

 

"Shaheen and Obama are stumbling into a third Iraq war.  They have no discernable strategy to protect U.S. national security and defend America against terrorism," Rubens said.  "There is an understandably intense emotional reaction to ISIS barbarism and an urge to stop it.  The long-term strategic implications of whatever we do must be thought out as part of a plan to protect national security and to protect America from terrorist threats."

 

Rubens is asking our elected officials to stop confusing our allies and enemies with our haphazard, knee jerk military policy.  The United States' on the ground intelligence in Syria was and is inadequate and weak. Jeanne Shaheen has shown no independent leadership on critical issues of war, peace and national security. Her vote last year was a thoughtless rush to war without a plan.

 

Jim Rubens is the only candidate running for US Senate who has a clear, detailed, and public policy with regards to United States action in Iraq.  On June 25, 2014, the the Concord Monitor published Jim's op-ed on the issue of bombing ISIS.  It is also clearly outlined on his website.

 

"ISIS is a new type of hybrid military force, where highly trained combatants quickly mass when necessary to conduct operations and, to avoid losses during bombing raids, can disperse invisibly into urban civilian populations where there is either popular support or sufficient fear. To lastingly degrade ISIS, bombing would need to be accompanied and followed by an occupation of much of Iraq for years or even decades by 30,000-70,000 American boots on the ground."

 

Jim Rubens believes that the United States must have the world's strongest and most technologically advanced military.  The rise of ISIS illustrates weakness in America's on the ground intelligence capabilities that must be corrected.

 

"If there is to be another war anywhere, Congress must approve it as required by Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, a case must be made to the American people that our national security is genuinely and directly at stake, and that we have a plan to both win and exit."

 

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Throughout his campaign for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens has been the only candidate talking about foreign policy and the dangers of getting sucked into another Middle East war quagmire. Jeanne Shaheen has been silent for nearly one year since her September, 2013 voted for President Obama's Syria bombing war in support of policies that have markedly strengthened ISIS.

 

 

 

Today, Rubens is warning that America is about to be sucked into a third Iraq war and is demanding that Jeanne Shaheen answer some tough questions:

 

 

 

- What is your long term plan for war in the Middle East which you voted to launch?

 

- What is your plan to win and to exit?

 

- Are you heeding the warnings of the Pentagon in 2012 that bombing these areas, if any objective is to be achieved, would require American boots on the ground?

 

- Is this the start of the third ground war in Iraq?

 

 

 

"Shaheen and Obama are stumbling into a third Iraq war.  They have no discernable strategy to protect U.S. national security and defend America against terrorism," Rubens said.  "There is an understandably intense emotional reaction to ISIS barbarism and an urge to stop it.  The long-term strategic implications of whatever we do must be thought out as part of a plan to protect national security and to protect America from terrorist threats."

 

 

 

Rubens is asking our elected officials to stop confusing our allies and enemies with our haphazard, knee jerk military policy.  The United States' on the ground intelligence in Syria was and is inadequate and weak. Jeanne Shaheen has shown no independent leadership on critical issues of war, peace and national security. Her vote last year was a thoughtless rush to war without a plan.

 

 

 

Jim Rubens is the only candidate running for US Senate who has a clear, detailed, and public policy with regards to United States action in Iraq.  On June 25, 2014, the the Concord Monitor published Jim's op-ed on the issue of bombing ISIS.  It is also clearly outlined on his website.

 

 

 

"ISIS is a new type of hybrid military force, where highly trained combatants quickly mass when necessary to conduct operations and, to avoid losses during bombing raids, can disperse invisibly into urban civilian populations where there is either popular support or sufficient fear. To lastingly degrade ISIS, bombing would need to be accompanied and followed by an occupation of much of Iraq for years or even decades by 30,000-70,000 American boots on the ground."

 

 

 

Jim Rubens believes that the United States must have the world's strongest and most technologically advanced military.  The rise of ISIS illustrates weakness in America's on the ground intelligence capabilities that must be corrected.

 

 

 

"If there is to be another war anywhere, Congress must approve it as required by Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, a case must be made to the American people that our national security is genuinely and directly at stake, and that we have a plan to both win and exit."

 

 

 

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