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We were misled into an intractable war in Iraq

At the outset of the Iraq war, too many questions about whether invading Iraq was the right decision went unanswered. We were misled by those we trusted to keep us safe. Now we are involved in an intractable war that has done little to make our country safer. We must bring our troops home safely and securely, making it clear to Iraqis that our commitment is not open-ended and that political progress must be made immediately.
Source: 2008 House campaign website, debbiehalvorson.com, “Issues” , Nov 4, 2008

Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program.

Halvorson signed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

    Expresses the sense of Congress that:
  1. diplomatic efforts to address Iran's illicit nuclear efforts, unconventional and ballistic missile development programs, and support for international terrorism are more likely to be effective if the President is empowered with explicit authority to impose additional sanctions on the government of Iran;
  2. US concerns regarding Iran are strictly the result of that government's actions; and
  3. the people of the United States have feelings of friendship for the people of Iran and regret that developments in recent decades have created impediments to that friendship.
    States that it should be US policy to:
  1. support international diplomatic efforts to end Iran's uranium enrichment program and its nuclear weapons program;
  2. encourage foreign governments to direct state-owned and private entities to cease all investment in, and support of, Iran's energy sector and all exports of refined petroleum products to Iran;
  3. impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran and any other Iranian financial institution engaged in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups; and
  4. work with allies to protect the international financial system from deceptive and illicit practices by Iranian financial institutions involved in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups.
Source: S.908&HR.2194 2009-S908 on Apr 30, 2009

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