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Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq

Asked about prospects for reducing the U.S. military's presence abroad, Mourdock decried an "inexcusable foreign policy failure in our withdrawal from Iraq" and said the Obama administration "cannot lead from behind."

Saying the U.S. is not going to have troops in Afghanistan "indefinitely," Lugar favored efforts to fortify U.S. military strength in Asia and using intelligence resources "more skillfully."

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on 2012 Indiana Senate debate , Apr 12, 2012

inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq

Lugar frequently touted his nuclear nonproliferation program, co-authored 20 years ago with then-Sen. Sam Nunn (a Democrat), while Mourdock admitted that, as a state office holder, he did not have the same "access" to that kind of information. Mourdock called the withdrawal of troops from Iraq an "inexcusable foreign policy failure," arguing "we cannot turn tail and run."
Source: RealClearPoitics.com coverage of 2012 Indiana Senate debates , Apr 12, 2012

Keep troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as long as necessary

Q: What is your view on the statement, "US out of Iraq and Afghanistan"?

A: I support maintaining troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so long as it is necessary to prevent these countries from again becoming havens for Islamic terror groups.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues on 2012 Senate race , Sep 1, 2011

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