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Candidate Positions on War in Afghanistan

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: What changes would you propose to the war policy in Afghanistan
Brian DavisBrian Davis ANSWER OPTION: We should work to support the democratically elected governments of Iraq and Afghanistan for as long as we can and as long as these governments support our presence. At some point a popular referendum in these countries regarding our continued military presence may be appropriate.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: We should work to support the democratically elected governments of Iraq and Afghanistan for as long as we can and as long as these governments support our presence. At some point a popular referendum in these countries regarding our continued military presence may be appropriate. (More Info)

Tim WalzTim Walz ANSWER OPTION: We forget that Afghanistan is the real front in the fight against Al Qaeda. If we fail to monitor this situation closely and offer appropriate assistance, we risk losing ground.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: On June 6, 2007 Tim Walz joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in passing H.R. 2446, the Afghanistan Freedom and Security Support Act of 2007. The legislation renewed our commitment to Afghanistan while adding provisions to combat new problems. Walz said: "Specifically, H.R. 2446 combats the rampant growth of poppy production, it reaffirms the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, and it makes a substantial commitment to the protection of human rights in Afghanistan." (More Info)