War on Terrorism
In town meetings with Iowans, Grassley hears deeply held concerns about the loss of life and cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some genuinely feel the sacrifice isn’t worth it.
Senator Grassley is concerned America would pay an even heavier price and put future generations at even greater risk if the United States would surrender to freedom-hating terrorists, insurgents and Islamic extremists who want to wipe America and Western Civilization off the face of the Earth.
As a federal lawmaker who helps determine how tax dollars are raised and spent, Iowans know Senator Grassley will not support writing blank checks either. He will keep an open mind as the war on terror and counterterrorism campaign continues to unfold.
In the meantime, he'll also continue working with state and local officials in Iowa to ensure authorities are receiving federal assistance to implement emergency preparedness plans.
Senator Grassley supported renewal of the Patriot Act in 2006 to give the Central Intelligence Agency, FBI and Homeland Security Department tools to track down terrorists and protect national security. At the same time, he supports rigorous oversight efforts to keep the federal bureaucracy accountable for abuses of authority. (Link: Judiciary Hearing Statement, March 21, 2007.)