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

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • 1990 Gulf War: We may be repeating Vietnam experience. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • CIA mischaracterized Iraq WMD & abused intelligence position. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq-al-Qaida contacts, but no complicity or assistance. (Jul 2004)
  • CIA knew State of the Union Iraq-Niger connection was false. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not reconstituting its nuclear program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not developing its biological weapons program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not developing its chemical weapons program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was developing missiles, but not to reach the US. (Jul 2004)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Mark Kirk on War & Peace
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Win the Global War on Terror. (Dec 2009)
  • Stop Iran's nuclear & ballistic missile programs. (Dec 2009)
  • Foreign policy matters, like for gas prices. (Sep 2000)
  • More aid for Israel to foster Palestinian peace. (Sep 2000)
  • Maintain sanctions against Iran & other rogue states. (Sep 2000)
  • Move US embassy to Jerusalem. (Sep 2000)
  • US aid for Arabs who are peace partners with Israel. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Doug Truax on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Judy Biggert on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
Cheri Bustos on War & Peace
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Danny Davis on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Rodney Davis on War & Peace
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Supports combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Bob Dold on War & Peace
Republican (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • More troops to Afghanistan, with no timetable for withdrawal. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Tammy Duckworth on War & Peace
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Iraq was a distraction from the real threat of terrorism. (Nov 2012)
Bill Enyart on War & Peace
Democrat (District 12): Click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Foster on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • End our involvement in the war in Iraq. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Luis Gutierrez on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Randy Hultgren on War & Peace
Republican (District 14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Robin Kelly on War & Peace
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on War & Peace
Republican (District 16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Stay engaged in Iraq for training & support. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Dan Lipinski on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski 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 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)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mike Quigley on War & Peace
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Mel Reynolds on War & Peace
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on War & Peace
Republican: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
Bobby Rush on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Jan Schakowsky on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Co-founder of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bobby Schilling on War & Peace
Republican (District 17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Continue to defeat terrorists in Afghanistan & Iraq. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES 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)
Brad Schneider on War & Peace
Democrat (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Aaron Schock on War & Peace
Republican (District 18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Shimkus on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Joe Walsh on War & Peace
Republican (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Provide the troops needed in Afghanistan, like Iraqi surge. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on War & Peace
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
Jerry Costello on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Jesse Louis Jackson on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Timothy Johnson on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Donald Manzullo on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
George Ryan on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for George Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Thompson on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on War & Peace
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • 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 YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
James Durkin on War & Peace
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Durkin on other issues.
  • Remove Saddam Hussein, with US troops if needed. (Sep 2002)
Harris Fawell on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on War & Peace
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • 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 YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Mike Flanagan on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on War & Peace
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Alan Keyes on War & Peace
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Would not have chosen Iraq; would not have asked UN either. (Oct 2007)
  • After military victory, should have had UN nation-building. (Oct 2007)
  • Bush focuses on democracy for Iraq; not security for America. (Sep 2007)
  • Our efforts in Iraq defend against a deep & terrible threat. (Sep 2007)
  • Autonomy for Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh region. (Sep 2007)
  • Withdrawing before your enemy stops is called “defeat”. (Sep 2007)
  • War on terror is about survival; war in Iraq is about morale. (Sep 2007)
  • Needed greater effort to bring in others to Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • War on Terror requires both intelligence and discretion. (Oct 2004)
  • Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero. (Oct 2004)
  • Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda. (Oct 2004)
  • Troops should stay in Iraq until they get the job done. (Oct 2004)
  • Preemptive strike in Iraq is a right decision. (Oct 2004)
  • There is no distinction between Afghanistan and Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Bush didn’t have the wisdom of hindsight in the Iraqi War. (Oct 2004)
  • Respond to facts, not Serb intentions. (Dec 1999)
  • Kosovo sets precedent for more future intervention. (Jun 1999)
  • NATO strategy against civilians is terrorism. (Jun 1999)
  • “Ends justify the means” is the path to evil. (Jun 1999)
  • Kosovo not based on human rights policy nor precedent. (Apr 1999)
  • Support Israel on moral grounds, not economic nor strategic. (May 1996)
  • Bosnian intervention MUST be approved by Congress. (Nov 1995)
William Lipinski on War & Peace
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • 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)
Carol Moseley-Braun on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Saddam capture has little to do with keeping Americans safe. (Jan 2004)
  • Bush supports big contracts for friends, not troops. (Oct 2003)
  • Yes on at least some of $87B for Iraq-don’t cut and run. (Sep 2003)
  • Involve UN troops in Iraq, but under US command. (Sep 2003)
  • Strength against terrorism means focus, not bravura. (Sep 2003)
  • Need to exit Iraq & focus on bin Laden. (Sep 2003)
  • Congress has the power to declare war, not President. (Jun 2003)
  • Iraq war costs too much when Americans are suffering. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Barack Obama on War & Peace
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 88 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.

    Afghan War

  • Move into support role in Afghanistan; 34,000 troops home. (Feb 2013)
  • We had forgotten why we went into Afghanistan. (Oct 2012)
  • End our longest war: out of Afghanistan in 2014. (Sep 2012)
  • All but one advisor cautioned against Osama bin Laden strike. (Jan 2012)
  • Make sure Afghanistan is never again a source of attack. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Taliban may control countryside after US leaves. (Jan 2012)
  • 2009: Command is a solemn responsibility; war has no glory. (Oct 2011)
  • Afghan war: moral imperative against determined enemy. (Oct 2011)
  • We've taken the fight to al Qaeda in Afghanistan, until July. (Jan 2011)
  • OpEd: Relying heavily on drones causes civilian casualties. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: Conservatives happy Obama is staying in Afghanistan. (Apr 2010)
  • Troops will begin to exit Afghanistan in July 2011. (Jan 2010)
  • Evil does exist in the world; sometimes war is justified. (Dec 2009)
  • More aid to Pakistan; but pursue bin Laden over their border. (Oct 2008)
  • Unwise war in Iraq distracted us from catching Bin Laden. (Sep 2008)
  • Military surge in Afghanistan to eliminate the Taliban. (May 2008)
  • Al Qaida is based in northwest Pakistan; strike if needed. (Jan 2008)
  • Deal with al Qaeda on Pakistan border, but not with nukes. (Aug 2007)
  • Military action in Pakistan if we have actionable intel. (Aug 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Obama said invade Pakistan to get al Qaeda. (Aug 2007)
  • Focus on battle in Afghanistan and root out al Qaeda. (Jun 2007)
  • We did the right thing in Afghanistan. (Mar 2007)

    Iraq War

  • Green Party OpEd: We are not out of Iraq. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: Calling Iraq "a dumb war" left open "smarter war". (Jun 2012)
  • Iraq was a rash war, based on politics, not on reason. (Jun 2012)
  • 2008 trump card: opposition to Iraq War showed experience. (Jun 2012)
  • For first time in 9 years, no Americans are fighting in Iraq. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Real Change? Still in Iraq; and now in Libya. (Jun 2011)
  • Iraq: 100,000 troops have left; let's finish the job. (Jan 2011)
  • 2002: Opposed war while all other candidates supported it. (Aug 2009)
  • I will only send our troops into harm’s way when necessary. (Aug 2008)
  • 2002 anti-war speech was not popular opinion at that time. (Apr 2008)
  • Humanitarian aid now for displaced Iraqis. (Feb 2008)
  • End the war, and end the mindset that got us into war. (Jan 2008)
  • The Iraq war was conceptually flawed from the start. (Jan 2008)
  • Title of Iraq war authorization bill stated its intent. (Jan 2008)
  • No permanent bases in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Congress decides deployment level & duration, not president. (Dec 2007)
  • Leave troops for protection of Americans & counterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Hopes to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge. (Sep 2007)
  • We live in a more dangerous world because of Bush’s actions. (Jun 2007)
  • Case for war was weak, but people voted their best judgment. (Jun 2007)
  • War in Iraq is “dumb” but troops still need equipment. (Apr 2007)
  • Open-ended Iraq occupation must end: no military solution. (Apr 2007)
  • Iraq 2002: ill-conceived venture; 2007: waste of resources. (Feb 2007)
  • Saddam did not own and was not providing WMD to terrorists. (Oct 2004)
  • Invading Iraq was a bad strategic blunder. (Oct 2004)
  • Democratizing Iraq will be more difficult than Afghanistan. (Oct 2004)
  • Never fudge numbers or shade the truth about war. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq war was sincere but misguided, ideologically driven. (Jul 2004)
  • Not opposed to all wars, but opposed to the war in Iraq. (Jul 2004)

    Trouble Spots

  • Syria's Assad crossed "red line" by using chemical weapons. (Jun 2013)
  • On Iranian nukes: Big nations can't bluff. (Mar 2013)
  • We organized world community to agree that Assad has to go. (Oct 2012)
  • I will stand with Israel if they are attacked. (Oct 2012)
  • Key to Iranian sanctions was world's involvement. (Oct 2012)
  • Supported "Iron Dome" defense shield for Israel. (Oct 2012)
  • Libyan people appreciate that America liberated them. (Sep 2012)
  • Syrian use of chemical weapon is "red line" for intervention. (Aug 2012)
  • Expanded CIA drone program for "targeted killings". (Jun 2012)
  • Take no options off the table if Iran develops nukes. (Jan 2012)
  • Intervene in Libya for humanitarian reasons. (Jun 2011)
  • Supports Arab Peace Initiative (two states) with exceptions. (Jun 2010)
  • Continued Israeli settlements in West Bank are illegitimate. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: 2008: Denounced Mumbai attacks, but not Gaza attacks. (Jun 2010)
  • Prevent Iran from attacking Israel, but keep military option. (Oct 2008)
  • 2002: I don't oppose all war; I am opposed to dumb war. (Aug 2008)
  • Engaging in tough diplomacy with Iran is a sign of strength. (Jul 2008)
  • Iran is biggest strategic beneficiary of invasion of Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Take no options off the table if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Two-state solution: Israel & Palestine side-by-side in peace. (Feb 2008)
  • No action against Iran without Congressional authorization. (Dec 2007)
  • Iran: Bush does not let facts get in the way of ideology. (Dec 2007)
  • Meet directly for diplomacy with the leadership in Iran. (Nov 2007)
  • Committed to Iran not having nuclear weapons. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran military resolution sends the region a wrong signal. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran with nuclear weapons is a profound security threat. (Apr 2007)
  • Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran. (Oct 2004)
  • Problems with current Israeli policy. (Jul 2004)
  • Engage North Korea in 6-party talks. (Jul 2004)
  • Use moral authority to work towards Middle East peace. (Jul 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Voted to fund war until 2006; now wants no blank check. (Nov 2007)
  • Late to vote against war is not late to oppose war. (Jun 2007)
  • Spending on the Cold War relics should be for the veterans. (Jun 2007)
  • Would have voted no to authorize the President to go to war. (Jul 2004)
  • 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)
Jack Ryan on War & Peace
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
  • Support the Bush Doctrine and regime change where necessary. (Jun 2004)
Paul Simon on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Melissa Bean on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Roland Burris on War & Peace
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Cardiss Collins on War & Peace
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on War & Peace
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Replace US troops with UN in Iraq. (Aug 2008)
  • Bush Regime lied about Iraq WMDs, and Durbin knew. (Jul 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on War & Peace
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • 2006: Petraeus deserves Nobel Prize for creative statistics. (Mar 2010)
  • Iraq stretched our troops thin too thin for Afghan success. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
Lane Evans on War & Peace
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Thomas Ewing on War & Peace
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Alexi Giannoulias on War & Peace
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Stand firmly and unequivocally against Iranian aggression. (Dec 2009)
  • Expel al Qaeda from Afghanistan, then end commitment. (Dec 2009)
  • Withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2010. (Dec 2009)
Debbie Halvorson on War & Peace
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
  • We were misled into an intractable war in Iraq. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Phil Hare on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Iraq war needs an exit strategy. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Henry Hyde on War & Peace
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde 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)
Mark Kirk on War & Peace
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Win the Global War on Terror. (Dec 2009)
  • Stop Iran's nuclear & ballistic missile programs. (Dec 2009)
  • Foreign policy matters, like for gas prices. (Sep 2000)
  • More aid for Israel to foster Palestinian peace. (Sep 2000)
  • Maintain sanctions against Iran & other rogue states. (Sep 2000)
  • Move US embassy to Jerusalem. (Sep 2000)
  • US aid for Arabs who are peace partners with Israel. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Ray LaHood on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
David Phelps on War & Peace
Democrat (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
John Porter on War & Peace
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Glenn Poshard on War & Peace
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Critical to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to help Iraqis. (Oct 2008)
  • No timeline for withdrawal in Iraq. (May 2008)
Larry Stafford on War & Peace
Libertarian challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • No UN approval for military action. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on War & Peace
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Sidney Yates on War & Peace
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on War & Peace
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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