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Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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Justin Amash on War & Peace
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
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  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
Michael Bennet on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: Supports Iranian nuclear deal. (Sep 2015)
  • Commit to bring home troops from Afghanistan in July 2011. (Oct 2010)
  • Afghan exit after al-Qaida groups destroyed in Pakistan. (Oct 2010)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Joe Biden on War & Peace
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
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  • Supported wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, but not Iran. (Mar 2019)
  • US should stand up to aggression of dictators. (Feb 2019)
  • Vietnam war was horrendous waste based on a flawed premise. (Oct 2017)
  • Will track terrorists to end of the earth. (Sep 2012)
  • UN approval is not needed for US military action. (May 2010)

    Afghanistan

  • Out of Iraq as promised; out of Afghanistan soon. (Oct 2012)
  • Out of Afghanistan in 2014, period. (Oct 2012)
  • Drones against al Qaeda instead of ground troops. (Jun 2012)
  • Advised caution in striking Osama bin Laden. (Jan 2012)
  • Withdraw US troops continuously from Afghanistan until 2014. (Dec 2011)
  • 2002: Iraq pivots from unfinished business in Afghanistan. (Oct 2010)
  • 2008: Afghanistan is forgotten war, & Pakistan is neglected. (Oct 2010)
  • Enemy is Al Qaeda, not Taliban; timetable for withdrawal ok. (Oct 2010)
  • Not necessary to defeat Taliban; it's part of Afghan society. (Oct 2010)
  • We're in Afghanistan because of Al Qaeda, period. (May 2010)

    Iran

  • Prevent--not contain--Iranian nuclear weapon. (Mar 2013)
  • Meet Iranian leaders only when they have a serious agenda. (Feb 2013)
  • Iran has some fissile material, but no nuclear weapons. (Oct 2012)
  • Iran Sanctions are most crippling in history. (Oct 2012)
  • Iran is not close to nuclear weapons; stop the bluster. (Oct 2012)
  • Iran is isolated, and will be more so when Syria falls. (Dec 2011)
  • Accept NIE conclusion that Iran stopped nukes in 2003. (Dec 2007)
  • A military action resolution on Iran is a bad policy. (Oct 2007)

    Iraq War

  • I got 150,000 troops out of Iraq; do same in Afghanistan. (Jun 2019)
  • Son Beau served in Iraq while Delaware Attorney General. (Oct 2017)
  • 1990 Gulf War: reason enough to send generation to war? (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Iraq war follows tradition of active US leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • Proud of involvement in winding down Iraq war. (Dec 2011)
  • 1998: only way to remove Saddam is massive military effort. (Aug 2011)
  • OpEd: 2003 Iraq vote unmistakably authorized war. (Nov 2010)
  • No vital interest in Kuwait in 1990; like Vietnam in 1972. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990: One man deciding to go to war is tyranny. (Oct 2010)
  • 2009: Monthly visit to Baghdad to wind down Iraq War. (May 2010)
  • 2007: Supported funding Iraq War, against Obama. (Aug 2009)
  • 2002: Waiting to be sure of Saddam danger could be too late. (Oct 2008)
  • Post-colonial countries like Iraq need federal system. (Nov 2007)
  • Third way: federalize Iraq; troops home; no chaos behind. (Nov 2007)
  • Changed mind on Iraq pullout, not about political solution. (Sep 2007)
  • Worth losing election to protect our troops. (Sep 2007)
  • Leaving Iraq will cause generation-long regional war. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted for Iraq War resolution to avoid war in Iraq. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush invaded Iraq as the weakest of the Axis of Evil. (Jul 2007)
  • End neocon fantasy of remaking Iraq in our image. (Jul 2007)
  • Never de-fund a single soldier in Iraq. (Jul 2007)
  • Fund the safety of the troops till 67 anti-war votes reached. (Jun 2007)
  • Think about the decade after Iraq, not just the day after. (Apr 2007)
  • In 2002 Saddam posed a threat of purchasing a nuclear bomb. (Apr 2007)
  • US worse off than before Saddam because US lost credibility. (Apr 2007)
  • Partitioning Iraq is inevitable, as shown by history. (Apr 2007)
  • Decentralize Iraqi government; local control over daily life. (Apr 2007)
  • Biden-Gelb plan: UN & Muslim powers to enforce Iraq unity. (Apr 2007)
  • Decentralize Iraq to give people control over daily lives. (Feb 2007)

    Trouble Spots

  • Inviolate borders for Ukraine; no spheres of influence. (Nov 2017)
  • 1993: Arm the victims: end the Bosnian embargo. (Oct 2017)
  • Syria chemical attack violates essential international norm. (Aug 2013)
  • Syria's Assad must go, but carefully vet who gets aid. (Mar 2013)
  • Assad is no longer fit to lead the Syrian people; he must go. (Feb 2013)
  • Intel support against extremism in Mali and North Africa. (Feb 2013)
  • Syria not like Libya; intervention would ignite the region. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposed Vietnam but didn't identify with anti-war movement. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990s: Military intervention to stop Bosnia ethnic cleansing. (Jun 2012)
  • Syrian brutality must end; Assad must step down. (Dec 2011)
  • We shared responsibility to bring democracy to Libya. (Dec 2011)
  • 1992: lift Bosnian arms embargo; NATO air strikes on Serbs. (Oct 2010)
  • 9/11: Urged Bush to stay in public, like DeGaulle in WWII. (Oct 2010)
  • 1971: Campaigned on wanting Vietnam War over. (Oct 2010)
  • My push for Bosnian intervention saved 1000s of lives. (Oct 2008)
  • Muslims don’t like us because they do not trust us. (Dec 2007)
  • Strong US intervention in trouble spots around the world. (Nov 2007)
  • It’s already US policy to go into Pakistan to get al Qaeda. (Aug 2007)
  • 1995: pushed to lift arms embargo in Bosnia. (Jul 2007)
  • 1995: pushed Clinton to bomb Serbia to free Kosovo. (Jul 2007)
  • Do away with the policy of regime change for Iran. (Jun 2007)
  • Replace pre-emption doctrine with prevention. (Apr 2007)
  • With US troops in Korea, we are too committed to war. (Oct 1975)

    Voting Record

  • Regrets his war vote because Bush misused war authority. (Apr 2007)
  • Vote for war allowed war only after all else failed. (Apr 2007)
  • Introduced legislation barring US Military bases in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Vote for Iraq War was mistake; assumed Bush competence. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted for Iraq war in 2002, but now a war critic. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Mike Bloomberg on War & Peace
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • 1960s: No burning passion to go war, but it was expected. (Sep 2010)
  • Nobody wants war to continue, but what happens next? (May 2007)
Cory Booker on War & Peace
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
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  • No military action by Tweet; out of Afghanistan later. (Jul 2019)
  • Get back into nuclear deal with Iran; negotiate if possible. (Jun 2019)
  • Would rejoin Iran nuclear deal & work with allies. (Jun 2019)
  • End intervention in Yemen & Iran, but not Israel. (Mar 2019)
  • All options on the table with Iran, including military. (Nov 2013)
  • Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort. (Aug 2013)
  • We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses. (Aug 2008)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Hold Assad accountable for slaughter of civilians. (Feb 2017)
Steve Bullock on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
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  • We need nuclear deterrence against North Korea and others. (Jul 2019)
  • We've been in Afghanistan for entire life of young recruits. (Jun 2019)
Pete Buttigieg on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Restore Iran deal; work with allies in Europe and the region. (Jun 2019)
  • Deal with Iran; consult with intelligence. (Jun 2019)
  • Be more judicious when committing troops. (May 2019)
  • Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion. (Mar 2019)
  • U.S. not the guarantor of peace in Afghanistan. (Mar 2019)
  • Pull troops out of Afghanistan, but not Syria. (Feb 2019)
  • Afghanistan war was "outsourced" to the few in uniform. (Feb 2019)
  • Not realistic to demand "with us or with the terrorists". (Feb 2019)
  • 2002 Iraq War made no strategic sense, even if WMDs existed. (Feb 2019)
  • 2002: opposed Iraq War because believed WMDs would be used. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • Don't entangle ourselves in wars, but rebuild alliances. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposed troops in Syria, but have to plan withdrawal. (Mar 2019)
  • Withdraw US troops from Syria. (Jan 2019)
Hillary Clinton on War & Peace
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • OpEd: supported Iraq War to avoid looking unpatriotic. (Feb 2019)
  • Work with allies around the world to fight homegrown terror. (Sep 2016)
  • Continue anti-ISIS actions in Libya, with Europe & Arabs. (Feb 2016)
  • Supported decision to target Osama bin Laden. (Sep 2013)
  • Founded Mother Teresa Home for Infant Children in DC. (Feb 2010)
  • Would have never diverted attention from Afghanistan. (Jan 2008)
  • After 9/11:Those helping terrorists would feel “wrath” of US. (Jun 2007)
  • 1960s conversion to liberalism based on opposing Vietnam. (Jun 2007)
  • At Wellesley in ‘68, steered anti-war movement within system. (Jun 2007)
  • I have seen firsthand terrorists’ terrible damage. (Jun 2007)
  • Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago. (Jan 2006)
  • Strategizing about Pakistan destabilizes a nuclear power. (Aug 2007)

    Iran

  • Iran had centrifuges whirling away until we negotiated. (Sep 2016)
  • Iranian nukes would have destabilized whole region. (Jan 2016)
  • Proud of Iran nuke deal; but carefully watch them. (Jan 2016)
  • Policy of prevention, not containment, on Iranian nukes. (Jan 2013)
  • Trust but verify Iran: goal is diplomacy & open inspections. (Jan 2013)
  • Massive retaliation from US if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Continue diplomatic engagement with Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • Believed, with others, that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon. (Dec 2007)
  • Pledge that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb. (Oct 2007)
  • Rushing to war with Iran vs. doing nothing is a false choice. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard promotes terrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power by diplomacy first. (Sep 2007)
  • Rule out nukes against Iran. (Aug 2007)
  • Iran having a nuclear weapon is absolutely unacceptable. (Jun 2007)

    Iraq War

  • No US troops as occupying force in Iraq. (Oct 2016)
  • Iraq war VOTE was my mistake; Iraq WAR was Bush's mistake. (Sep 2016)
  • My 2002 vote for Iraq war does not impact ISIS plan today. (Feb 2016)
  • I got it wrong on 2002 Iraq War vote. (Jun 2014)
  • OpEd: Iraq war follows tradition of active US leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: 2003 Iraq vote unmistakably authorized war. (Nov 2010)
  • 2002: Saddam gave sanctuary to terrorists including Al Qaeda. (Oct 2010)
  • 2007: Avoided war apology to avoid "flip-flopper" label. (Jan 2010)
  • 2007: Opposed funding Iraq War; no escalation. (Aug 2009)
  • 2002: Saddam gave aid to Al Qaeda terrorists. (Oct 2008)
  • Up to the Iraqis to decide the future they will have. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted against precedent of US subordinate to UN in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq war authorization was not authority for preemption. (Jan 2008)
  • Told by the White House how the war resolution would be used. (Jan 2008)
  • Called war on terror “Bush’s war” but has played active role. (Nov 2007)
  • 2002: Accepted connection between Saddam & Al Qaeda. (Nov 2007)
  • Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Pentagon calls her unpatriotic for asking about exit plan. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush misused authorization for war. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq war wouldn’t have happened had the inspectors been sent. (Jun 2007)
  • It was a mistake to trust Bush on his judgment to wage war. (Jun 2007)
  • No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake. (Feb 2007)
  • OpEd: Voting for war enabled criticizing how it was waged. (Oct 2005)
  • 2002 Iraq speech criticized both Saddam and U.N. (Feb 2004)
  • 2002: Attacking Iraq "not a good option" but authorized it. (Feb 2004)

    Middle East

  • Benefits of no-fly zone against ISIS outweigh risks. (Oct 2016)
  • Arm and support the Kurds against Assad. (Oct 2016)
  • Take out current ISIS leaders like we took out bin Laden. (Sep 2016)
  • Libya war, with full coalition, prevented massacre. (Sep 2016)
  • Do not negotiate with Iran about Syria. (Feb 2016)
  • Don't normalize relations with Iran; we need leverage. (Feb 2016)
  • 4,000 U.S. trainers & special forces in Iraq & Syria. (Feb 2016)
  • 3-part plan to go after ISIS: territory; network; safety. (Dec 2015)
  • Support Sunni Arab and Kurdish forces against ISIS in Syria. (Dec 2015)
  • No-fly zone in Syria, but no American troops on the ground. (Oct 2015)
  • We're already involved in Syria; deal with Russia there. (Oct 2015)
  • Not helping Free Syrian Army left vacuum for ISIS to fill. (Aug 2014)
  • Don't demand complete moratorium on Israeli settlement. (Jun 2014)
  • 2012: We helped Syrian rebels, but we should have done more. (Jun 2014)
  • Invested in Israel: negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza. (Jun 2014)
  • I wanted to arm Syrian rebels, along with regional partners. (Jun 2014)
  • Obama rejected her 2012 plan to arm the Syrian rebels. (Aug 2013)
  • Clinton-Gates combo won push for Afghan surge. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports border security fence in Israel. (Oct 2006)
  • Cut off US aid if Palestine declares a state unilaterally. (Oct 2000)
  • Focuses on increasing relationship between US and Israel. (Oct 2000)
  • Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace. (May 2000)
  • Extend peace treaties to Palestinians, Syrians & Lebanese. (Nov 1999)

    Russia

  • We won't have to shoot down Russians in Syrian no-fly zone. (Dec 2015)
  • Putin's annexing Crimea plays outdated zero-sum game. (Jun 2014)
  • Putin wants to reassert Russia's dominance in its own areas. (Jun 2014)
  • Contain Russia or Putin will expand beyond Crimea. (Apr 2014)

    Voting Record

  • Iraq war vote was meant to be used as coercive diplomacy. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against Levin Amendment: it gave UN veto over US. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not. (Apr 2007)
  • Critic of Iraq war, but won’t recant 2002 vote in its favor. (Nov 2006)
  • Regrets Bush’s handling of war, but not her war vote. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Bill de Blasio on War & Peace
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Stop the march to war in Iran. (Jul 2019)
  • No military action without approval of Congress. (Jun 2019)
John Delaney on War & Peace
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
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  • Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars. (Jul 2019)
  • Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Debate new AUMF; eliminate nuclear proliferation. (May 2018)
Tulsi Gabbard on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • No arbitrary deadline, but out of Afghanistan in one year. (Jul 2019)
  • No war with Iran: it would escalate region-wide. (Jun 2019)
  • Troops home from Afghanistan; we're no better off than 2001. (Jun 2019)
  • Ending regime change wars allows investment at home. (May 2019)
  • No regime change in Iran; no war in Yemen. (Mar 2019)
  • No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan. (Mar 2019)
  • U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose regime change wars in Syria, Venezuela, Iran. (Mar 2019)
  • End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen. (Jan 2019)
  • Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change. (May 2017)
  • Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis. (May 2017)
  • Iraq was a war we never should have gotten into. (Nov 2016)
  • End our involvement in Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on War & Peace
Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • First call to Iran, to avoid an unnecessary war. (Jun 2019)
  • Withdraw from Yemen; Withdraw from Afghanistan. (Mar 2019)
  • Withdraw from Afghanistan & Syria. (Jan 2019)
  • End military aid to Saudi Arabia to attack Yemen. (Jan 2019)
  • Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan. (Oct 2012)
  • Timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan. (Aug 2010)
  • Iraq: exit strategy & redeploy troops. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mike Gravel on War & Peace
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
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  • Filibustered to end the military draft. (May 2019)
  • Split DoD into Department of War and Department of Peace. (Apr 2019)
  • Withdraw all troops from South Korea; normalize with North. (Apr 2019)
  • 2020 debates desperately need an anti-war voice. (Mar 2019)
  • 1960s Vietnam posed no threat to America. (May 2008)
  • Stop nuclear proliferation: the Cold War is over. (Feb 2007)
  • Election was mandate for peace but carnage continues for oil. (Dec 2006)
  • US creates threats to our own security by acting out of fear. (Jan 1972)

    Mideast

  • End military aid to Israel; recognize Palestinian statehood. (Apr 2019)
  • End military aid to Saudi Arabia; no support for Yemen war. (Apr 2019)
  • Iraq war was propagandized like 1898 “Remember the Maine!”. (May 2008)
  • Intent of War Powers Act was to stop wars like Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Neocons plotted since 1991 to overthrow Saddam. (May 2008)
  • Only morons & neocons think war achieves Mideast democracy. (May 2008)
  • Meeting with Hamas jump-starts the peace process. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed war in Iraq before it even began. (Jan 2008)
  • Iran’s not a problem, never has been, never will be. (Dec 2007)
  • Bush cooking books on Iran; resolve against invading Iran. (Aug 2007)
  • Blaming Iraqis for war problems is American imperialism. (Aug 2007)
  • Bush can’t go into Iran today because I filibustered draft. (Aug 2007)
  • Dislodge ourselves from Iraq, by working with Iran & Syria. (Aug 2007)
  • Soldiers in Vietnam died in vain; now same in Iraq. (Jul 2007)
  • Vietnam caused no dominoes; Iraq won’t either. (Jun 2007)
  • Someone who voted for the Iraq war shouldn’t be president. (Jun 2007)
  • Anyone who voted for Iraq war should not be president. (Feb 2007)
Kamala Harris on War & Peace
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
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  • Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars. (Jul 2019)
  • Ok with Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. (Mar 2019)
  • Time for a political solution in Afghanistan. (Jan 2019)
Howie Hawkins on War & Peace
Green Challenger
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  • Endless war follows from capitalist competition. (May 2019)
  • Immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq. (Nov 2006)
  • Replace Middle East occupation with peace. (Aug 2006)
  • End the War in Iraq. (Jun 2006)
John Hickenlooper on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
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  • Don't turn our backs on Afghanistan by withdrawing US troops. (Jul 2019)
  • Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars. (Jul 2019)
Larry Hogan on War & Peace
Republican Maryland Governor
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    No stance on record.
Jay Inslee on War & Peace
Democratic WA Governor; Former Rep/ (WA-1); withdrew from Presidential primary Aug. 2019
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  • We need a president to stand up against drums of war. (Jul 2019)
  • Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars. (Jul 2019)
  • Opposed war in Iraq; opposed use of torture. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
John Kasich on War & Peace
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
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  • Keep up pressure on North Korea to give up nukes. (Jun 2018)
  • Balance cooperation and confrontation with China. (Jun 2018)
  • Forward-deploy US forces in the Pacific to challenge China. (Jun 2018)
  • War on terror should focus on threats to US homeland. (Jun 2018)
  • Talk with North Korea, but reimpose sanctions if no results. (Jun 2018)
  • Eradicate leadership of North Korea but no military strike. (Apr 2017)
  • We need more than Special Forces in Libya. (Mar 2016)
  • Arm the Ukrainians and fight ISIS in Syria, Libya. (Feb 2016)
  • How to deal with Russia on Ukraine: Punch 'em in the nose. (Feb 2016)
  • If there weren't WMDs in Iraq, we shouldn't have gone. (Feb 2016)
  • Find moderate rebels in Syria; work with them against Assad. (Dec 2015)
  • No-fly zone 1st priority, but ok with more aid for refugees. (Nov 2015)
  • Invading force but no occupying force in Syria. (Nov 2015)
  • US ground troops in Syria, but not involved in civil war. (Nov 2015)
  • Work with allies like Israel, Egypt, Jordan. (Nov 2015)
  • Destroy ISIS, with US troops as part of coalition. (Nov 2015)
  • No-fly zone in Syria & sanctuaries, enforced by U.S. (Oct 2015)
  • Constitution requires Congress' approval of Iran nuke deal. (Sep 2015)
  • We operate better in the world when our allies work with us. (Sep 2015)
  • I'm a "cheap hawk": Cut Pentagon waste, but not spending. (Sep 2015)
  • Fight ISIS by supporting Kurds and educating Iraqis. (Aug 2015)
  • 2002: go to war with Iraq; 2015: we never should have gone. (Aug 2015)
  • Iran nuke deal: verify, verify, verify, without the trust. (Apr 2015)
  • Congressional debate before sending in ground troops. (May 1999)
  • Russian mediation with Milosevic instead of a ground war. (Apr 1999)
  • Should have used economic tools with rest of world. (Apr 1999)
  • Russia should mediate; Congress should vote on escalation. (Apr 1999)
  • Maintain aggression but negotiate with Milosevic. (Apr 1999)
  • Ground war not in humanitarian nor international interest. (Apr 1999)
  • Goals should be: help refugees & regional development. (Apr 1999)
  • Rambouillet goals breached sovereignty of Yugoslavia. (Apr 1999)
  • Use neutral mediators; be flexible on post-war force. (Apr 1999)
  • Make clear-cut goals and timetables, then commit. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Amy Klobuchar on War & Peace
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Talking to enemies good if there's results; Trump has none. (Jun 2019)
  • Require that Trump consult Congress before war with Iran. (Jun 2019)
  • Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military. (Mar 2019)
  • Keep US military presence in Syria. (Feb 2019)
  • 2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis. (Aug 2015)
  • 2007: Withdraw combat troops from Iraq on sensible timetable. (Aug 2015)
  • Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out. (Oct 2006)
  • Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military. (Oct 2006)
  • Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases. (Oct 2006)
  • Bring the troops home in a responsible manner. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism. (Oct 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Aug 2006)
  • Supported invading Afghanistan, but not Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Iraq war needed moral compass of int’l cooperation. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for a clear plan to bring our troops home safely. (Jan 2006)
  • Fight for accountability for the run-up to the Iraq war. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Wayne Messam on War & Peace
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Seth Moulton on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: Don't send troops back to Iraq. (Jul 2019)
  • We've got to abandon nation-building in Afghanistan. (Jun 2019)
  • Against pushing us into war with Iran. (Jun 2019)
  • A mistake for those who voted for Iraq war. (Jun 2019)
  • Trump's "Chicken hawks" pushing us towards war in Iran. (Jun 2019)
  • Stand for national interests, but know end-game. (Apr 2019)
Beto O`Rourke on War & Peace
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
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  • Withdraw from Afghanistan within four years. (Jul 2019)
  • End U.S. wars in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. (Jul 2019)
  • Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars. (Jul 2019)
  • Deal with conflicts diplomatically or fight wars for years. (Jun 2019)
  • End war in Afghanistan; even work with Taliban. (May 2019)
  • Default should be to pursue peace, not war. (May 2019)
  • Discuss U.S. policy in Syria in a more meaningful way. (Mar 2019)
  • Nuclear treaty was best path to prevent Iranian nukes. (Oct 2018)
  • We need to think before acting in Mideast. (Jul 2016)
Barack Obama on War & Peace
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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    Afghan War

  • Move into support role in Afghanistan; 34,000 troops home. (Feb 2013)
  • We had forgotten why we went into Afghanistan. (Oct 2012)
  • End our longest war: out of Afghanistan in 2014. (Sep 2012)
  • All but one advisor cautioned against Osama bin Laden strike. (Jan 2012)
  • Make sure Afghanistan is never again a source of attack. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Taliban may control countryside after US leaves. (Jan 2012)
  • 2009: Command is a solemn responsibility; war has no glory. (Oct 2011)
  • Afghan war: moral imperative against determined enemy. (Oct 2011)
  • We've taken the fight to al Qaeda in Afghanistan, until July. (Jan 2011)
  • OpEd: Relying heavily on drones causes civilian casualties. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: Af-Pak drones: targeted kills but extra-judicial. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Conservatives happy Obama is staying in Afghanistan. (Apr 2010)
  • Troops will begin to exit Afghanistan in July 2011. (Jan 2010)
  • Evil does exist in the world; sometimes war is justified. (Dec 2009)
  • America is not--and never will be--at war with Islam. (Jun 2009)
  • More aid to Pakistan; but pursue bin Laden over their border. (Oct 2008)
  • Unwise war in Iraq distracted us from catching Bin Laden. (Sep 2008)
  • Military surge in Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban. (May 2008)
  • Al Qaida is based in northwest Pakistan; strike if needed. (Jan 2008)
  • Deal with al Qaeda on Pakistan border, but not with nukes. (Aug 2007)
  • Military action in Pakistan if we have actionable intel. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Obama said invade Pakistan to get al Qaeda. (Aug 2007)
  • Focus on battle in Afghanistan and root out al Qaeda. (Jun 2007)
  • We did the right thing in Afghanistan. (Mar 2007)

    Iraq War

  • Green Party OpEd: We are not out of Iraq. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: Calling Iraq "a dumb war" left open "smarter war". (Jun 2012)
  • Iraq was a rash war, based on politics, not on reason. (Jun 2012)
  • 2008 trump card: opposition to Iraq War showed experience. (Jun 2012)
  • For first time in 9 years, no Americans are fighting in Iraq. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002: Opposed war while all other candidates supported it. (Aug 2009)
  • Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq was a war of choice. (Jun 2009)
  • I will only send our troops into harm’s way when necessary. (Aug 2008)
  • 2002 anti-war speech was not popular opinion at that time. (Apr 2008)
  • Humanitarian aid now for displaced Iraqis. (Feb 2008)
  • End the war, and end the mindset that got us into war. (Jan 2008)
  • The Iraq war was conceptually flawed from the start. (Jan 2008)
  • Title of Iraq war authorization bill stated its intent. (Jan 2008)
  • No permanent bases in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Congress decides deployment level & duration, not president. (Dec 2007)
  • Leave troops for protection of Americans & counterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Hopes to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge. (Sep 2007)
  • We live in a more dangerous world because of Bush’s actions. (Jun 2007)
  • Case for war was weak, but people voted their best judgment. (Jun 2007)
  • War in Iraq is “dumb” but troops still need equipment. (Apr 2007)
  • Open-ended Iraq occupation must end: no military solution. (Apr 2007)
  • Iraq 2002: ill-conceived venture; 2007: waste of resources. (Feb 2007)
  • Saddam did not own and was not providing WMD to terrorists. (Oct 2004)
  • Invading Iraq was a bad strategic blunder. (Oct 2004)
  • Democratizing Iraq will be more difficult than Afghanistan. (Oct 2004)
  • Never fudge numbers or shade the truth about war. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq war was sincere but misguided, ideologically driven. (Jul 2004)
  • Not opposed to all wars, but opposed to the war in Iraq. (Jul 2004)

    Trouble Spots

  • Support Ukraine and sanction Russia but no military action. (Nov 2017)
  • ISIS, like the Crusades, doesn't mean religion is violent. (Feb 2015)
  • I will veto any new sanctions against Iran. (Jan 2015)
  • Authorize the use of force against ISIL. (Jan 2015)
  • Support rebels in Syria who oppose terrorism. (Jan 2014)
  • America must move off a permanent war footing. (Jan 2014)
  • Syria's Assad crossed "red line" by using chemical weapons. (Jun 2013)
  • On Iranian nukes: Big nations can't bluff. (Mar 2013)
  • We organized world community to agree that Assad has to go. (Oct 2012)
  • I will stand with Israel if they are attacked. (Oct 2012)
  • Key to Iranian sanctions was world's involvement. (Oct 2012)
  • Supported "Iron Dome" defense shield for Israel. (Oct 2012)
  • Libyan people appreciate that America liberated them. (Sep 2012)
  • Syrian use of chemical weapon is "red line" for intervention. (Aug 2012)
  • Expanded CIA drone program for "targeted killings". (Jun 2012)
  • Take no options off the table if Iran develops nukes. (Jan 2012)
  • Intervene in Libya for humanitarian reasons. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports Arab Peace Initiative (two states) with exceptions. (Jun 2010)
  • Continued Israeli settlements in West Bank are illegitimate. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: 2008: Denounced Mumbai attacks, but not Gaza attacks. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: Overreaction to North Korean rockets. (Apr 2009)
  • Prevent Iran from attacking Israel, but keep military option. (Oct 2008)
  • 2002: I don't oppose all war; I am opposed to dumb war. (Aug 2008)
  • Engaging in tough diplomacy with Iran is a sign of strength. (Jul 2008)
  • Iran is biggest strategic beneficiary of invasion of Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Take no options off the table if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Two-state solution: Israel & Palestine side-by-side in peace. (Feb 2008)
  • No action against Iran without Congressional authorization. (Dec 2007)
  • Iran: Bush does not let facts get in the way of ideology. (Dec 2007)
  • Meet directly for diplomacy with the leadership in Iran. (Nov 2007)
  • Committed to Iran not having nuclear weapons. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran military resolution sends the region a wrong signal. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran with nuclear weapons is a profound security threat. (Apr 2007)
  • Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran. (Oct 2004)
  • Problems with current Israeli policy. (Jul 2004)
  • Engage North Korea in 6-party talks. (Jul 2004)
  • Use moral authority to work towards Middle East peace. (Jul 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Voted to fund war until 2006; now wants no blank check. (Nov 2007)
  • Late to vote against war is not late to oppose war. (Jun 2007)
  • Spending on the Cold War relics should be for the veterans. (Jun 2007)
  • Would have voted no to authorize the President to go to war. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
Mike Pence on War & Peace
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • Iran will not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. (Jun 2019)
  • North Korea must abandon its nuclear ambitions. (Apr 2019)
  • Increase defense spending, launch Space Force. (Mar 2019)
  • Progress toward denuclearization & peace on Korean Peninsula. (Sep 2018)
  • America stands up to North Korea and murderous dictatorships. (Feb 2018)
  • All options are on the table for Iranian nukes. (Feb 2017)
  • Economic sanctions on Iran for ballistic missile tests. (Jan 2017)
  • FactCheck: Pence says pressure Assad; Trump focuses on ISIS. (Oct 2016)
  • Back at war in Iraq because we didn't leave enough forces. (Oct 2016)
  • Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones. (Oct 2016)
  • Protect civilians in Aleppo by enforcing Safe Zones. (Oct 2016)
  • Iran deal delivered $400M as ransom to terrorist sponsor. (Oct 2016)
  • Peace with North Korea through US strength. (Oct 2016)
  • Hillary Clinton left Americans in harm's way in Benghazi. (Jul 2016)
  • Military action to crush ISIS. (Jul 2016)
  • Supported Iraq war and sending more US troops there in 2007. (Jul 2016)
  • Afghanistan is and will continue to be a NATO and US success. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Tim Ryan on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • If the US isn't engaged in Afghanistan, Taliban will regrow. (Jun 2019)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bernie Sanders on War & Peace
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Used War Powers Act to get US out of Saudi-Yemen war. (Jun 2019)
  • No support of Saudis against Iran; it's a never-ending war. (Jun 2019)
  • US shouldn't favor Saudis or Iran; broker diplomatic answer. (Jun 2019)
  • Cut military spending, except F-35 at Vermont air base. (Mar 2019)
  • End Syrian conflict; pull out U.S. troops. (Feb 2019)
  • Our Saudi allies give US-made weapons to Al Qaeda in Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Withdraw US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen. (Nov 2018)
  • 1990s Iraq invasion laid groundwork for more wars in region. (Sep 2017)
  • Iraq War discredited vision of benevolent global hegemony. (Sep 2017)
  • Protect Iranian nuke deal; without it, Iran is unlimited. (Sep 2017)
  • Why would anyone trust US if we abrogated Iran nuke treaty? (Sep 2017)
  • 1990: Tried to stop Bush's driving Saddam out of Kuwait. (Nov 2016)
  • Iraq War: worst foreign policy blunder in modern history. (Nov 2016)
  • Economic sanctions could have driven Saddam out of Kuwait. (Nov 2016)
  • End perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the Middle East. (Dec 2015)
  • Diplomacy and coalition-building before unilateral action. (Oct 2015)
  • Keep U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan. (Oct 2015)
  • Syria is a quagmire within a quagmire; don't get involved. (Oct 2015)
  • Support force only when we are threatened & have coalition. (Oct 2015)
  • Iraq war destabilized Mideast; stay out of Mideast quagmire. (Sep 2015)
  • Iran nuke deal is victory for diplomacy over saber-rattling. (Sep 2015)
  • 1983 war against Nicaragua was illegal and immoral. (Jun 1997)
  • 1990: Opposed authorizing all-out war in Kuwait with Iraq. (Jun 1997)
  • 1991: instead of Persian Gulf War, spend on America. (Jun 1997)

    Terrorism

  • Iraq war led to ISIS creation, as I predicted would happen. (Feb 2016)
  • Qatar is wealthy; needs to get skin in game against ISIS. (Jan 2016)
  • Work with Russia & Iran to get rid of Assad in Syria. (Jan 2016)
  • Tell Qatar and Saudi Arabia that they must fight ISIS. (Dec 2015)
  • Invasion of Iraq led to ISIS; Hillary voted to invade. (Nov 2015)
  • Form Muslim-led coalition to defeat ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Stop ISIS, but only with an international & Arab coalition. (Sep 2015)
  • Middle Eastern countries must contribute to fight ISIS. (Aug 2015)
  • Get Saudis & regional powers involved with fighting ISIS. (Oct 2014)
  • Arm the Peshmerga against ISIS, as international effort. (Oct 2014)

    Voting Record

  • I voted against 1st Gulf War, which led to 2nd Gulf War. (Dec 2015)
  • Voted for Afghan War, to capture Osama bin Laden. (Sep 2015)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Mark Sanford on War & Peace
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
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  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Howard Schultz on War & Peace
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
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  • Strengthen NATO alliance to fight Russian cyber-attacks. (Apr 2019)
  • 1972: Didn't protest in streets, but anti-Vietnam War. (Jan 2019)
  • Vietnam War did little to combat spread of Communism. (Jan 2019)
Joe Sestak on War & Peace
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • America broke its word with departure from Iran agreement. (Jun 2019)
  • Immediately rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. (Jun 2019)
  • Put pressure on al-Qaida safe havens in neighboring Pakistan. (May 2010)
  • Ensure stability as we draw down our forces in Iraq. (Dec 2009)
  • We’ve achieved our goals; withdraw from Iraq by end of 2007. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
Tom Steyer on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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  • Trump foreign policy strategy is to react, not think. (Feb 2018)
Eric Swalwell on War & Peace
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Keep the troops deployed abroad. (Jul 2019)
  • Speedier withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Don't let Iran get one step closer to nukes. (Nov 2012)
  • Intervene in Iraq to protect persecuted Christians. (Jul 2014)
  • Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL. (Jul 2014)
Donald Trump on War & Peace
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Willing talk to Iran but they can't have nuclear weapons. (Jun 2019)
  • Countries hosting US troops should pay for them. (Mar 2019)
  • Afghani settlement: great nations do not fight endless wars. (Feb 2019)
  • Iran is a terrorist regime, so withdrew from nuclear deal. (Feb 2019)
  • My good relationship with North Korea has prevented war. (Feb 2019)
  • Russia violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. (Feb 2019)
  • We've beaten ISIS in Syria; bring US troops home. (Dec 2018)
  • If Venezuela unravels, why can't we invade? (Jul 2018)
  • Consider all options to restore Venezuela's democracy. (Jul 2018)
  • 2016: secret plan to defeat ISIS; 2018: caliphate gone. (Jan 2018)
  • To eradicate ISIS, we need action, not talk. (May 2017)
  • North Korea has no economic future if they retain nukes. (Mar 2017)
  • Wants one of the greatest US military build-ups in history. (Feb 2017)
  • Trillions have been wasted on protecting other countries. (Feb 2017)
  • Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system. (Jan 2017)
  • We need element of surprise; stop saying where we'll attack. (Oct 2016)
  • Military and cyberwar to prevent ISIS genocide of Christians. (Sep 2016)
  • 2011: Knock out Ghadafi; 2016: Libya war was a mistake. (Sep 2016)
  • I would be slower to go to war than Hillary. (Sep 2016)
  • I could've negotiated Reagan's nuclear arms reduction deal. (Aug 2016)
  • 2003: lost respect for Bush over handling of Iraq War. (Aug 2016)
  • We would be better off if Gadhafi were in charge right now. (Feb 2016)
  • Blunder to announce withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan. (Nov 2015)
  • Afghanistan war made a mess, but troops need to stay. (Oct 2015)
  • Strengthen military, but act defensively. (Oct 2015)
  • Radical violent Islam that must be feared, not Islam itself. (Sep 2015)
  • Iraq won't be a democracy when we leave; it'll be a mess. (Aug 2004)
  • All of the reasons for Iraq war were blatantly wrong. (Aug 2004)
  • Be tougher: bin Laden should have been caught long ago. (Aug 2004)
  • John McCain's actions in Vietnam were not "heroic". (Sep 2000)
  • Use force to stop North Korean nuke development. (Jul 2000)
  • No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats. (Jul 2000)

    Middle East

  • One-time missile strike in response to Syria chemical attack. (Apr 2017)
  • OpEd: now believes that US has national interest in Syria. (Apr 2017)
  • Stay out of Syria, and keep Syrians out of America. (Apr 2017)
  • 2013: warned Obama against bombing Syria; 2017: bombed Syria. (Apr 2017)
  • ISIS are lawless savages; extinguish them from our planet. (Feb 2017)
  • If we overthrow Assad, we could end up with worse than Assad. (Oct 2016)
  • Iran is taking over Iraq. (Oct 2016)
  • Unbelievable stupidity in our Mideast policy. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Would shoot Iranian warships too near US warships. (Sep 2016)
  • I have a plan to defeat ISIS, but I won't broadcast it. (Sep 2016)
  • I opposed Iraq War in 2004; it destabilized entire Mideast. (Sep 2016)
  • When we defeated Iraq, we didn't know what to do after that. (Sep 2016)
  • Current leadership hurts military; need change to beat ISIS. (Sep 2016)
  • Cease-fire in Syria only if all parties involved. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Supported Iraq invasion in 2002; opposed in 2003. (Feb 2016)
  • We've spent $5T in the Mideast and gotten nothing. (Feb 2016)
  • Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money. (Feb 2016)
  • Assad is a bad guy, but his replacement could be worse. (Nov 2015)
  • Let Russia make moves in Syria; it's a quagmire. (Nov 2015)
  • We should have demanded a deal with Kuwait to liberate them. (Nov 2015)
  • Good that Russia has entered Syrian conflict. (Oct 2015)
  • I'm pro-military but I opposed invading Iraq in 2003. (Sep 2015)
  • If Obama had attacked Syria, we wouldn't have refugees now. (Sep 2015)
  • Opposed Iraq war in 2004 & predicted Mideast destabilization. (Aug 2015)
  • Disgraceful deal gives Iran a lot & gets nothing for us. (Aug 2015)
  • Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • Boots on the ground to fight ISIS. (Jun 2015)
  • I said "don't hit Iraq," because it destabilized Middle East. (Jun 2015)
  • Walk away from Iranian nuclear talks; increase sanctions. (Jun 2015)
  • Hit ISIS hard and fast. (Feb 2015)
  • Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims. (Mar 2013)
  • Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation. (Dec 2011)
  • Stop Iran's nuclear programs by any & all means necessary. (Dec 2011)
  • Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on War & Peace
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • We attacked Saddam for the same WMDs we have in our arsenal. (Apr 2011)
  • Al Qaeda will end by politics, not military. (Apr 2011)
  • 1980: Carter's failure on Iran hostages let Reagan win. (Mar 2010)
  • Withdrawal from Iraq should start on first day of presidency. (Apr 2008)
  • FDR needed catalyst for WWII; maybe Bush wanted catalyst too. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Iraq War from the beginning and on the air. (Apr 2008)
  • 200,000 contractors: Iraq is most privatized war in history. (Apr 2008)
  • Iraq war drains resources from social programs. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush has no Iraq exit strategy; he plans on never leaving. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush violated Constitution by misleading US into Iraq War. (Apr 2008)
  • We need Saddam as the bad guy in oil disputes. (Jan 1999)
Arvin Vohra on War & Peace
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements. (Mar 2018)
  • U.S. in foreign civil wars is wrong and dangerous. (May 2017)
Joe Walsh on War & Peace
Republican presidential primary challenger (fotmer IL Rep.)
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  • Provide the troops needed in Afghanistan, like Iraqi surge. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on War & Peace
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Negotiate for nuclear non-proliferation, including Iran. (Jul 2019)
  • No intervention in Yemen; but intervention in Gaza OK. (Mar 2019)
  • Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. (Jan 2019)
  • Strong sanctions against Iranian nukes, with other countries. (Nov 2014)
  • Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014. (Oct 2012)
  • Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon. (Sep 2012)
  • Get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible. (Dec 2011)
  • Military action possible to stop Iranian nukes. (Oct 2011)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
Bill Weld on War & Peace
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Supports non-nuclear proliferation efforts. (Feb 2019)
  • Don't use military for regime change. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports libertarian "restraint" on military action. (Oct 2016)
  • Presumption of non-intervention on foreign soil. (Jul 2016)
  • Don't intervene abroad when people are mean to each other. (Jun 2016)
Marianne Williamson on War & Peace
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Speak to Afghan women to decide about withdrawing troops. (Jun 2019)
  • Stop relying on brute force internationally. (Mar 2019)
  • U.S. imperialistically devastated both Vietnam and Iraq. (Jul 2018)
  • Vietnam was a huge black gash wounding America. (Jul 2018)
  • Form Department of Peace to pro-actively plan. (May 2006)
Andrew Yang on War & Peace
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • May need more troops in Afghanistan. (Jun 2019)
  • Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war. (Apr 2019)
  • Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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