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Christopher Reed on War & Peace

Republican challenger


Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage

Q: Have you been happy with the way the war has been prosecuted?

A: I think that over the last year, since the increase in the surge, I agree with what is going on in Iraq and I support it. The Iraqi troop level is up to over 540,000.

Q: What about the polls that people overwhelmingly oppose the war?

A: I'm not sure that Americans overwhelmingly oppose it. I think the idea that they're not getting all the correct stats like those that I just gave, if more of that positive news came out instead of just the doom and gloom of Iraq came out I think more Americans would see what's really going on over there.

Q: So, it's our fault.

A: No, I wouldn't say that. I just think that people need to be informed of what's going on.

Source: Interview with Dean Borg, "Iowa Press" on Iowa Public TV Jun 6, 2008

No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled

Q: How long do you think the U.S. is going to have to have a substantial troop involvement in Iraq?

A: I would say until we're comfortable that the Al Qaeda threat and fundamentalism threat and people who want to destroy Americans just for being Americans is quelled.

Q: So, there's no two years, ten years?

A: I would never put a timetable on that because all that serves to do is give our enemies a timetable to relax and wait for us to get to that timetable.

Source: Interview with Dean Borg, "Iowa Press" on Iowa Public TV Jun 6, 2008

Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them

Q: What do you say to the argument that the war in Iraq is really all about oil?

A: Propaganda. I think it was a madman that had possession and had used weapons of mass destruction before and was willing and able to use them again and we had to make sure that wasn't going to happen.

Source: Interview with Dean Borg, "Iowa Press" on Iowa Public TV Jun 6, 2008

Other candidates on War & Peace: Christopher Reed on other issues:
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Chet Culver
IA Senatorial:
Chuck Grassley
Tom Harkin


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
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AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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