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Dan Malloy on War & Peace
Democratic Governor: Click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Strengthen sanctions on Iran, adding an arms embargo. (Sep 2010)
  • Withdraw US combat troops from Iraq. (Aug 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • War only as a last resort against Iran. (May 2012)
  • We should get troops out of Afghanistan yesterday. (Apr 2012)
  • Remove all troops from Iraq as soon as safely possible. (Jul 2011)
Linda McMahon on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Support sanctions on Iran; keep all options on table. (Sep 2010)
  • Bring home troops from Afghanistan in victory, not defeat. (Jul 2010)
Chris Murphy on War & Peace
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Economic sanctions as main tactic against Iran. (May 2012)
  • Stark differences with Lieberman about the Iraq War. (Apr 2012)
  • Ending Iraq & Afghan wars saves $2B per week. (Mar 2012)
  • Refocus on Afghanistan, not Iraq. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Christopher Shays on War & Peace
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • 2006: Supported Iraq War, but with numerous reservations. (Aug 2009)
  • 2006: Supported Iraq War, but with numerous reservations. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)

House:


Joe Courtney on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
  • Iraq war is biggest foreign policy disaster in a generation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Rosa DeLauro on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Elizabeth Esty on War & Peace
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Speed up the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • A nuclear-armed Iran poses a major threat. (Nov 2012)
Jim Himes on War & Peace
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Invading Iraq was a grave strategic error. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Larson on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Larson on other issues.
  • 2002: Iraq invasion will unite Islamic jihad against us. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Foley on War & Peace
Former Republican challenger: Click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jodi Rell on War & Peace
Republican CT Governor: Click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Lieberman on War & Peace
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 46 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • 2002 UN report on Iraq: a "12,000-page 100-pound lie". (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: Cast aside by his party for supporting the Iraq war. (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: over-support of GWOT is both virtue and vice. (Mar 2010)
  • 2007: Visited Iraq with McCain; led to endorsement. (Jan 2010)
  • 2008: Unity with McCain on Iraq War and "Country First". (Jan 2010)
  • Withdrawing by July 2007 is retreat & a recipe for disaster. (Oct 2006)
  • Wants two-state solution in Middle East without terrorism. (Oct 2003)
  • Leadership means consistency on war views. (Oct 2003)
  • Failure is not an option in War on Terror. (Sep 2003)
  • Pushing Israel out of West Bank is taking sides. (Sep 2003)
  • Be tough, but no preventive war. (May 2003)
  • Iran: Enforce non-proliferation on Russia & others. (Feb 2000)
  • Supported NATO expansion; arms to Israel & Saudis. (Jan 2000)

    Iraq

  • Overthrowing Saddam was right, and we can’t abandon Iraq now. (Jul 2006)
  • Getting out too soon will be a disaster for Iraq and for us. (Jul 2006)
  • Saddam’s overthrow caused Libya & Iran to capitulate. (Jan 2004)
  • We made the right decision to send soldiers to Iraq. (Jan 2004)
  • Iraq victory opens door to Israeli-Palestinian peace. (Jan 2004)
  • US and world are safer with homicidal maniac Saddam gone. (Jan 2004)
  • Stabilize Iraq before pulling out the troops. (Dec 2003)
  • $87B for Iraq was unpopular, but that’s leadership. (Nov 2003)
  • $87B to never leave American troops without support. (Sep 2003)
  • Not an inch of difference from Bush on Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Purpose of war is to let Iraqis control Iraq. (Sep 2003)
  • Send more US troops to Iraq, with UN force. (Sep 2003)
  • Iraq was a heroic struggle against enemies of civilization. (Sep 2003)
  • Saddam was a threat; we did the right thing by invading. (May 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Yes on $87B for Iraq-we must support troops. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement. (Feb 2008)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Chris Murphy on War & Peace
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
  • Economic sanctions as main tactic against Iran. (May 2012)
  • Stark differences with Lieberman about the Iraq War. (Apr 2012)
  • Ending Iraq & Afghan wars saves $2B per week. (Mar 2012)
  • Refocus on Afghanistan, not Iraq. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
John Rowland on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Gary Franks on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on War & Peace
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Miriam Masullo on War & Peace
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on War & Peace
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
  • War in Iraq right thing to do for democracy. (Aug 2004)
Rob Simmons on War & Peace
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Chris Dodd on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 40 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Exercise caution but pursuing diplomacy with Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • Keep all options on the table for Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • Surge is working, but misplaces priorities from Afghanistan. (Dec 2007)
  • A military action resolution on Iran is dangerous. (Oct 2007)
  • Military in Iraq is counterproductive: all out before 2013. (Sep 2007)
  • Surge has not made us safer, more secure, or less vulnerable. (Sep 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq; compare Vietnam & persuade GOP. (Sep 2007)
  • Crimes against humanity continue in Rwanda & Darfur. (Sep 2007)
  • Having troops in Iraq makes US less safe. (Sep 2007)
  • Any unilateral military action in Pakistan is a mistake. (Aug 2007)
  • Pushed the issue of having a date certain for withdrawal. (Jun 2007)
  • Help Iraqi government, but exit Iraq by April 1 2008. (May 2007)
  • 80% of Iraqi people & 50% of parliament want US out of Iraq. (May 2007)
  • We need willingness to consider different mission in Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Military solution in Iraq has been disproven and discredited. (May 2007)
  • Iraq civil war is Shia vs. Sunni, not US versus Al Qaida. (May 2007)
  • Al Qaida wants us bogged down in Iraq; go after bin Laden. (May 2007)
  • Cut off the funding spigot for Iraq in one year. (Apr 2007)
  • No military solution at all to Iraq; redeploy troops now. (Apr 2007)
  • Surge in politics and diplomacy, then end energy dependency. (Apr 2007)
  • Require Congressional authorization before attacking Iran. (Apr 2007)
  • Regrets new strategy in Baghdad and Anbar; get Iraqis in. (Mar 2007)
  • 10,000 terrorist attacks: they’ve ALREADY followed us home. (Mar 2007)
  • Re-deploy out of refereeing a civil war. (Feb 2007)
  • How much more chaos could we be creating in Baghdad? (Feb 2007)
  • Switch to diplomacy; don’t inject 17,000 more soldiers. (Jan 2007)
  • Withdraw troops; more troops do not bring more security. (Jan 2007)

    Voting Record

  • I made mistake in authorizing war; do not continue mistake. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Sam Gejdenson on War & Peace
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Nancy Lee Johnson on War & Peace
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on War & Peace
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on War & Peace
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • The stay-the-course strategy is a recipe for failure. (Oct 2006)
  • Lieberman is only person confused about my position on Iraq. (Jul 2006)
  • 6 months to withdraw from front lines; 12 months out of Iraq. (Jul 2006)
  • $250M per day in Iraq better spent on domestic issues. (Jun 2006)
  • Hold Bush & Lieberman accountable for mess in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • “Stay the course” is not a winning strategy in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • Iraq war has diverted our funds and our attention. (Apr 2006)
Jim Maloney on War & Peace
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Alan Schlesinger on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Iraq needs a three-state alternative on the table. (Oct 2006)
  • 50% of troops out of Iraq by Nov. 2007. (Jul 2006)
Christopher Shays on War & Peace
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • 2006: Supported Iraq War, but with numerous reservations. (Aug 2009)
  • 2006: Supported Iraq War, but with numerous reservations. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
Rob Simmons on War & Peace
Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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