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Allen Buckley on War & Peace

2004 former Libertarian Senate challenger (GA)


War in Iraq has made terrorism problem worse

If elected, I pledge to thoroughly investigate when I believe that a deception is taking place. [We should] confront people like Dick Cheney. I believe now, and I believed in 2003, that the Bush Administration misled US citizens about the dangers posed by Iraq and of ties of Saddam Hussein's regime to terrorists. I believe now, as I believed in 2003, that the war in Iraq has made the terrorism problem much worse.
Source: Campaign website, www.buckleyforsenate.com, "Issues" May 2, 2008

Stay the course in Iraq now that we're there

The war is Iraq is counter-productive to the war on terrorism. However, at this point, the U.S. needs to stay the course.
Source: E-mail exchange between Mr. Buckley and OnTheIssues.org Jun 11, 2004

War in Iraq is counter-productive to the war on terrorism

I believe that the Bush Administration misled the country and the Congress regarding the threat posed by Iraq. To me, assuming it did mislead, that action is inexcusable. Going to war is a big deal. The decision regarding war should have been for the Congress to make, after delivery of the true pertinent facts, and without the pre-vote Administration war "campaign" to the public and the media that existed. Consider the immediate and lasting costs (in all forms) due to the hatred created. Given our financial concerns and the lack of a real threat from Iraq, I believe that the action taken was irresponsible and reckless. I believe that the war in Iraq is counter-productive to the war on terrorism. In any event, at this point, the United States needs to "stay the course" and attempt to install a democracy in Iraq.
Source: Campaign website, www.BuckleyForSenate.org, "Views" May 18, 2004

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