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?
ANSWER OPTION: The surge has worked. We must continue to support the troops and listen to their commanders.
We must work with the Iraq government to further stabilize the country so our troops can come home.
ANSWER OPTION: Going into Afghanistan after "9-11" was the right thing to do, but from there the Administration expanded the war into Iraq without a clearly thought out plan and without finishing the mission in Afghanistan.