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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?
Glen MenzeGlen Menze 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.

Collin PetersonCollin Peterson 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.