WHY ARE WE PULLING APART WHEN WE SHOULD BE PULLING TOGETHER

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					           WHY ARE WE PULLING APART...




...WHEN WE SHOULD BE
PULLING TOGETHER?
S   ixty years ago, a great generation of Americans came together to build a
    better world from the ashes of war. Republicans and Democrats cooperated
in supporting a bipartisan foreign policy to protect the American people against
                                                                                         America is not adequately protected from the spread and use of deadly
                                                                                     nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. We must expand efforts to secure
                                                                                     existing stockpiles of weapons materials in Russia and elsewhere, take all
a powerful, long-term threat to our national security. Today, a new long-term        necessary steps to make sure that such weapons do not fall into the wrong hands,
global peril faces our country. But growing partisan bitterness is derailing         and use all effective means to discourage and deter countries from acquiring or
substantive discussion and vigorous debate on national security issues.              using these weapons.
We the undersigned, Republicans and Democrats alike, believe that Americans              Our local emergency responders, public health officials, border patrol, and
must again come together to make our country, and our world, safer. We call for      Coast Guard must be given the resources they need to prevent and respond
the re-establishment of the bipartisan center in American foreign and national       effectively to terrorist attacks on US soil.
security policy based on our shared American values. We believe:                       America’s growing federal debt directly threatens our national security and
    America must be strong to be secure. Our government must work tirelessly to      must be controlled by urgent bipartisan action.
bring terrorists to justice and break up and destroy terrorist networks. But while      America must invest far more in energy efficiency and alternative energy
our strength and security are measured partly by our military might and the          technologies to help improve our security, create new jobs, and clean up our
courage of our men and women in uniform, they are also enhanced by our unfail-       environment.
ing commitment to democracy, justice, and civil liberties both at home and abroad.      America and our allies must address global poverty, disease, and under-
    America must always be ready to act alone when its security interests are        development in a far more aggressive and comprehensive manner to build a
threatened. But by building strong alliances based on mutual respect and shared      safer and more secure future for all Americans and all people.
challenges, including working to renew and reform the United Nations, we will be
better able to protect America’s interests.                                          We invite all Americans who share these views to join us today in signing the
                                                                                     Partnership for a Secure America Pledge at: www.PSAonline.org


WARREN RUDMAN US Senator (R-NH) 1980-92                                                                                 CARLA HILLS US Trade Representative 1989-93
LEE HAMILTON US Congressman (D-IN) 1965-99,                                                                      RICHARD HOLBROOKE Ambassador to UN 1999-2001
Vice Chair, 9/11 Commission
                                                                                                              NANCY KASSEBAUM BAKER US Senator (R-KS) 1978-97
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Secretary of State 1997-2001
                                                                                                                            THOMAS KEAN Governor of NJ 1982-1990,
HOWARD BAKER US Senator (R-TN) 1967-85                                                                                                 Chairman, 9/11 commission
SAMUEL BERGER National Security Advisor 1997-2001                                                                   ANTHONY LAKE National Security Advisor 1993-97
ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI National Security Advisor 1977-81                                                          ROBERT McFARLANE National Security Advisor 1983-85
WARREN CHRISTOPHER Secretary of State 1993-97                                                                          DONALD McHENRY Ambassador to UN 1979-81
JACK DANFORTH US Senator (R-MO) 1976-95,                                                                                WILLIAM PERRY Secretary of Defense 1994-97
Ambassador to UN 2004-05
                                                                                                              THOMAS PICKERING Undersecretary of State 1997-2000
LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER Secretary of State 1992-93
                                                                                                                 TED SORENSEN White House Special Counsel 1961-63
GARY HART US Senator (D-CO) 1975-87                                 Charles N. Andreae, Jamie Metzl
                                                                               Co-Chairs                         WILLIAM F. WELD Governor of Massachusetts 1991-97
RITA HAUSER Chair International Peace Academy 1992-present
                                                                                                              JOHN C. WHITEHEAD Deputy Secretary of State 1985-89


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