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Just ahead of today’s Iowa caucuses Republican Rudy Giuliani delivered a speech in New Hampshire laying out new proposals for the war on terror. He called for a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan, and said the United States should be more “aggressive about ending illegal terrorist propaganda,” among other suggestions.
“Both sides should stand down from mass demonstrations and engage in a dialogue to initiate a fair and open accounting of the election. The international community, including the United States, should support these efforts and the process of restoring the peace and preventing the further spread of the terrible violence. We must not stand by and allow this bloodshed to escalate.”
None of the four Democratic Senators running for president attended yesterday’s vote approving an additional $70 billion in funding for the wars (WashPost) in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democratic candidates have been running on a platform of removing or heavily redeploying U.S. troops in Iraq.
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) hosted a foreign policy forum for an audience of New Hampshire voters Tuesday, featuring advisers to his campaign including Richard Danzig, Former secretary of the Navy under President Clinton; Tony Lake, National Security Advisor to President Clinton; Adm. John Hutson (USN Ret.), a New Hampshire resident and the Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center; Samantha Power, professor at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; and Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Susan Rice.
Continuing CFR.org’s partnership with Economist.com, deputy editor Robert McMahon guest blogs this week. Today, McMahon looks at the effect of international sanctions:
President Bush’s announcement of expanded sanctions against the Sudanese government for abuses in Darfur will likely receive an approving nod from candidates on both sides of the aisle seeking to succeed him. The candidates at various occasions have roundly condemned the Sudanese government and blasted the UN for inaction on ending the atrocities, as detailed in this CFR Crisis Guide. The Senate-candidates have already endorsed the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, which set out a framework of tough sanctions and revived diplomacy last year. Through their votes in Congress, many have spoken out in favor of enforcing a no-fly zone over Darfur as well.