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Candidate Positions on Iraq War

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

Question: Do you favor or oppose a set date (timeline) for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq?
Keith EllisonKeith Ellison ANSWER OPTION: I strongly favor a set date (timeline) for the removal of the U.S. troops from Iraq. We are now in our sixth year of War in Iraq, I remain convinced that the best Iraq policy for the United States is to bring our troops and end this war.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Ellison campaign

Barb WhiteBarb White ANSWER OPTION: I support withdrawing troops once Iraq is stable, but not before.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Iraq is stabilizing due to the American Armed Forces, and our ally's efforts. The Surge has been successful. I would insist that we begin to encourage the Iraqi government to strongly govern itself and then we begin to pull out and bring our troops home. I would ask other members of Congress to help closely and continuously monitor with me the ongoing efforts and set up a plan to decrease our troop numbers there. Although I have not yet served in the 111th Congress, my plans are to give magnanimous credit to our Armed Forces and those who serve our Country. I am hoping for a pull out of our troops as soon as there is a stabilization of the new Iraqi Government. (More Info)