Manchester, NH—Before his speech devoid of serious policy proposals and full of irresponsible, partisan rhetoric by Scott Brown, renown national security experts Doug Wilson and Michael Breen joined retired Air Force Colonel Gail Prince on a call today to denounce Brown’s empty, false attacks on Senator Shaheen and dangerous political game-playing.
“Scott Brown’s approach is one of the most politically opportunistic approaches to foreign policy I’ve seen recently, and I wanted to make clear that the confusion is not on Jeanne Shaheen’s part. It’s on Mr. Brown’s,” said Doug Wilson.
“Senator Shaheen is a voice of reason and strength in the Senate and is one of our leading elected leaders when it comes to national security,” said Michael Breen. “Brown is taking a national security issue, and offering no affirmative answers other than the U.S. pay ransoms to terrorists. Remarks like those tell me that Scott Brown neither has the experience nor the knowledge to be a leader in the fight against terrorism. If Scott Brown is suggesting that what we are doing now with dozens of air strikes against dozens of targets isn’t enough, then what is he suggesting exactly? My assumption is that he will evade the question and we’ll see that this is political opportunism with very, very little behind it.”
“This fight we’ve been drawn into has no simple solutions as Brown suggests,” said Gail Prince. “It’s a complex challenge requiring a complex response. New Hampshire’s interests need to be protected by competent and proven leaders such as Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and not by a reactionary who uses emotional tactics for political gains.”
Scott Brown has not proven himself to be a credible voice on foreign policy in the past. As a Senator for Massachusetts, he claimed to have secret meetings with kings and queens and was duped by fake pictures of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse. After he left the Senate, he got $1.3 million in stock for signing on with a controversial beauty supply company turned arms manufacturer.
Doug Wilson is Senior Fellow in Residence at the Truman Project, the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and senior spokesman for the Pentagon. Michael Breen is the Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project and a decorates former army officer who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gail Prince is a retired Air Force Colonel and New Hampshire native, who now resides in Bedford.