– On the recent GOP Presidential debate: “I felt that the entire portion that I watched, maybe the first hour and 20 minutes, once again was a good bit of showmanship. Very little substance in terms of what candidates are prepared to do for this country, I’m hopeful that we can say that we’re just in the early stages of all of this, that various personalities are creating at least some impressions and that later on they will come forward with ideas about our foreign policy, for example.”
– “We have a very in a dangerous world out there and very complex problems, whether it be with Syria and Iraq, or whether it be the problems of China and the South China Sea or problems that are left over from previous wars, I just hear very little discussion from the candidates about these things which are vital really to our longevity as Americans.”
About Richard Lugar
Former Senator Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, is now the President of the Lugar Center, a non-profit organization focusing on nuclear non-proliferation, food security, and other critical issues. He is a fifth generation Hoosier who left office as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history. In addition to being recognized as a gifted local and state leader, Lugar is a respected national and international statesman, exercising leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence and free trade. Lugar volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for chief of Naval Operations. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) to destroy these weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.
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