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End misguided policies & remove troops & bases from Iraq

If elected, I will use Congressional authority to make laws regarding the use of military force to end our misguided policies in Iraq. Our policy must follow three principles:
  1. We must immediately begin to remove our combat troops from Iraq, but this must be done gradually and cautiously.
  2. We must be clear that it is not the policy of US to build and maintain permanent military bases in Iraq.
  3. We must pressure the Iraqi government to take responsibility for their own country.
    Source: Campaign website, www.mikemcmahonforcongress.com, “Issues” Nov 4, 2008

    Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program.

    McMahon 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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