Duncan Hunter is a Scary Man

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dhunter.jpeg I’ll just say this about Duncan Hunter— the man could not more be hawkish. At one point in his speech here at FRC’s Washington Briefing, he promised more preemptive wars without even bothering to explain why or with whom, saying only that they might be necessary. And almost completely out of the blue, he said, “That little country, that little postage stamp called Israel, has stood by the United States on every major security issue in the Middle East. They should not give back an inch of their land.” The room absolutely erupted in cheers—one woman literally jumped up and down. I guess I was unaware of how important Israel is to this community. I wonder why no other candidate has mentioned it.

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