State of Oregon Archives: on War & Peace


Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party

When the candidates were asked where their stance differs from their own party’s, Merkley mentioned having opposed the Iraq war from the very beginning. When Smith challenged that assertion, Merkley shot back. “You know about that speech, yet you choose to mislead the citizens of this state,” he said. “We are mired in war. We are mired in debt.”
Source: 2008 Oregon Senate Debate reported by AP on KATU Oct 9, 2008

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