Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Republican Senator Endorses Obama's Approach To Diplomacy

Ranking Republican and long-time US Senator, Richard Lugar, has endorsed Barack Obama's 'diplomacy' according to Congressional Quarterly
“He correctly cautions against the implication that hostile nations must be dealt with almost exclusively through isolation or military force. In some cases, refusing to talk can even be dangerous.”
"If most U.S. foreign policy attention is devoted to crises fomented by hostile regimes, we are ceding the initiative to our enemies and reducing our capacity to lead the world in ways that are more likely to affect our future.”
Lugar and Obama have worked together extensively in the area of nuclear nonproliferation. In 2007, the President signed the Lugar-Obama Proliferation and Threat Reduction Initiative into law. 

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