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Candidate Positions on Iraq War

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: Do you favor or oppose a set date (timeline) for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq?
David DillonDavid Dillon ANSWER OPTION: It is time for us to declare victory and begin our withdrawal, measured in months, not years.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: The continued American presence contributes to the widely held belief that we came to Iraq as conquerors, not liberators; time for us to declare victory and begin our withdrawal, measured in months, not years. (More Info)

Ashwin MadiaAshwin Madia ANSWER OPTION: Our best hope for a resolution to the Iraq war is for the U.S. to reduce its forces on a responsible timeline and to build a political solution to the country's problems.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Our best hope for a resolution to the Iraq war is for the U.S. to reduce its forces on a responsible timeline and to build a political solution to the country's problems. I support withdrawing our forces over a period of 18-24 months, with a force of about 10,000-20,000 left in Iraq for three missions. (More Info)

Erik PaulsenErik Paulsen ANSWER OPTION: It's really pure folly for any congressional candidate or anyone to say that they know best or what the timeline should be.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: "It's really pure folly for any congressional candidate or anyone to say that they know best or what the timeline should be. That's kind of how we got into this mess in the first place." (More Info)