Dave Brownlow criticized Sarah Palin’s unpreparedness and “dangerous” intention to expand NATO in a recent press release.Â Brownlow also calls for NATO to be disbanded, saying that “whatever usefulness NATO may once have had is long gone.”Â He went on to criticize the Obama/Biden ticket for not offering a true alternative to these positions.
The rest of the press release, including a call to action for his supporters, follows:
â€œThere is no provision in the U.S. Constitution that authorizes our military to be used/abused to solve border disputes between Georgia and Russia â€“ or any place else. This is exactly the kind of belligerent attitude that drug us into the unconstitutional occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is time to begin the complete withdrawal of the 500,000 American troops we have stationed on 700+ bases in 130 countries.â€
â€œThomas Jefferson had some very sound foreign policy advice for our young nation. He called for, â€˜peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with noneâ€¦â€™ That advice was valid at our founding, and it is even more relevant today. Removing ourselves from the likes of NATO would be a good start to making America, and the world, a safer place.â€
Rather than discussing the real challenges facing our nation, such as the inclusion of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO, Jeff Merkley and Gordon Smith have chosen to talk about office furniture, golf clubs, hotdog eating habits, and other trivial nonsense. Oregonians deserve better. One way to turn this into a real election would be to end DAVE BROWNLOWâ€™s banishment from the upcoming Senate debates scheduled for October 10th in Portland and October 13th in Medford.
We would ask Oregonians to contact the debate sponsors: The Oregonian, KGW-TV, KOBI-TV, KOTI-TV, KLSR-TV, KEVU-TV, the Medford Mail Tribune, and the Grants Pass Daily Courier; and ask that all the candidates, including DAVE BROWNLOW, be included in these debates so that the looming McCain/Palin foreign policy disaster is discussed.