Carly Fiorina delivered an important, hard hitting foreign policy speech Monday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, calling on the United States to maintain its military supremacy, reject the Iran nuclear deal currently being debated, and “push back against rising Chinese aggression.”
As Sarah Rumpf at Breitbart News reported yesterday, Fiorina has more experience in foreign policy than perhaps most people realize:
Fiorina spent several years as a national security adviser, assisting in the efforts to reform how America’s intelligence community communicated after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, serving on the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board and two years chairing the Central Intelligence Agency’s External Advisory Board.
Her speech Monday is designed to lay out the foreign policy platform she would pursue as President. According to Fiorina’s prepared remarks, the word is “in dire need of American leadership… more tragic and dangerous place when America is not leading.” She decries President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for “always speaking in terms of ambivalence and shades of gray, offering false choices and raising the shadow of doubt about our will to lead.”
Her is the full speech:
Carly Fiorina will be taking part of a candidates forum on August 3 in New Hampshire that will include all of the candidates but Donald Trump, who bowed out following a sarcastic NH Union Leader editorial that mocked him for questioning John McCain’s war hero status.
The Fox News debate scheduled for August 6 in Cleveland, OH, will include 10 candidates who will qualify based on national polls.
The top 8 candidates according to RealClearPolitics’ compilation of six current national polls are Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
Seven candidates, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, and Lindsey Graham, who are neck in neck in the polls, are vying for those two remaining spots.