And we’re going to grow our Foreign Service, open consulates that have been shuttered and double the size of the Peace Corps by 2011 to renew our diplomacy. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
July 2, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colorado
[Lots of people are wondering what he meant by this. Xenia says, “He’s the reincarnation of Hitler. He’s charismatic and doesn’t like our military.”–Joe]