Interview with Yakima Herald (August 11,2004)

Q: What are the top two issues facing voters in this race?

A: The war in Iraq and foreign policy.

Q: How would you address each?

A: We need an orderly withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, putting a timetable of a year or two. Plus we need to make the cost of our intervention paid for by the Iraq government in the future, but we need also to compensate Iraq civilians victimized by the war and embargo for thirteen years.

On foreign policy, I have deep knowledge of the Arab people and they will never, ever accept Israel as a Jewish state with nuclear weapons. It’s time to think about one state for Jews, Muslims and Christians, a country not based on race or religion.