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I voted against the war in Iraq, and knew it was the right vote then, and most people recognize it was the right vote today. In my view, war must be a last resort, not the first resort. It is easy to go to war; it is not so easy to comprehend the unintended consequences of that war. While we must be relentless in combating terrorists who would do us harm, we cannot and should not be policeman of the world, nor bear the burden of fighting terrorism alone. The United States should be part of an international coalition, led and sustained by nations in the region that have the means to protect themselves. That is the only way to defeat ISIS and to begin the process of creating the conditions for a lasting peace in the region. Iran Nuclear Deal Hillary Clinton (D) As Secretary of State, I traveled tens of thousands of miles and twisted a lot of arms to build a global coalition on Iran and impose the most crippling sanctions in history, giving us the leverage necessary to get Iran to the negotiating table. The nuclear agreement that was reached blocks Irans pathways to a bomb and gives us new tools for verification and inspection so we can compel rigorous Iranian compliance. This agreement, combined with strong enforcement and deterrence, is the only viable way to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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