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The Obamians, by James Mann

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A Life of Trial and Redemption, by Jules Witcover

Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

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Surrender Is Not an Option, by Ambassador John Bolton

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, by Joe Biden

Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

Jeb: America's Next Bush, by S.V. Date

Hopes and Prospects, by Noam Chomsky

Her Way, by Jeff Gerth & Don Van Natta

How Obama is Endangering our National Sovereignty, by Ambassador John Bolton

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America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson

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The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump

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The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter

Ten Letters, by Eli Saslow

The Real Romney, by Kranish & Helman

Real Change, by Speaker Newt Gingrich

Barack Obama in His Own Words, by Barack Obama, edited by Lisa Rogak

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, by Condoleezza Rice

Madame Hillary, by R. Emmett Tyrell of The American Spectator

From Hope to Higher Ground, by Gov. Mike Huckabee

Guilty, by Ann Coulter

Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin

Time to Get Tough, by Donald Trump

Decision Points, by George W. Bush

63 Documents, by Gov. Jesse Ventura

2011 Republican primary debate on Twitter.com, July 21, 2011

A Woman in Charge, by Carl Bernstein

Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, by Amanda Carpenter

I Ain't Got Time To Bleed, by Gov. Jesse Ventura

The Plan, by Rahm Emanuel

The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by Rand Paul (Feb. 22, 2011)

2010: Take Back America, by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

State of Denial, by Bob Woodward

Seven Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson

The Right Man, by David Frum

A Reason to Believe, by Deval Patrick

Reason to Believe, by Mario Cuomo

Plan of Attack, by Bob Woodward

Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian: Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues, by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org

Barack Obama For Beginners, by Bob Neer

Obama's Challenge, by Robert Kuttner

No Apology, by Gov. Mitt Romney

Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, by Joyce Purnick

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, by Kitty Kelley

John McCain: An Essay, by John Karaagac

In My Time, by Dick Cheney

Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest, by John K. Wilson

Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama, by Steve Dougherty

Hillary's Choice, by Gail Sheehy

The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, by Bay Buchanan

Our Endangered Values, by Jimmy Carter

Do the Right Thing, by Mike Huckabee

Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, by Andrew Cuomo

Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove

The Case for Hillary Clinton, by Susan Estrich

Blue Man in a Red State: Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer and the New Western Populism, by Greg Lemon

The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama

American Conspiracies, by Gov. Jesse Ventura

Survey of 2012 Presidential contenders' campaign websites

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Joe Biden on War & Peace
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
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  • Syria chemical attack violates essential international norm. (Aug 2013)
  • Meet Iranian leaders only when they have a serious agenda. (Feb 2013)
  • Assad is no longer fit to lead the Syrian people; he must go. (Feb 2013)
  • UN approval is not needed for US military action. (May 2010)


  • Out of Iraq as promised; out of Afghanistan soon. (Oct 2012)
  • Out of Afghanistan in 2014, period. (Oct 2012)
  • Drones against al Qaeda instead of ground troops. (Jun 2012)
  • Advised caution in striking Osama bin Laden. (Jan 2012)
  • Withdraw US troops continuously from Afghanistan until 2014. (Dec 2011)
  • 2002: Iraq pivots from unfinished business in Afghanistan. (Oct 2010)
  • 2008: Afghanistan is forgotten war, & Pakistan is neglected. (Oct 2010)
  • Enemy is Al Qaeda, not Taliban; timetable for withdrawal ok. (Oct 2010)
  • Not necessary to defeat Taliban; it's part of Afghan society. (Oct 2010)
  • We're in Afghanistan because of Al Qaeda, period. (May 2010)

    Iraq War

  • 1990 Gulf War: reason enough to send generation to war? (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Iraq war follows tradition of active US leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • Proud of involvement in winding down Iraq war. (Dec 2011)
  • 1998: only way to remove Saddam is massive military effort. (Aug 2011)
  • OpEd: 2003 Iraq vote unmistakably authorized war. (Nov 2010)
  • No vital interest in Kuwait in 1990; like Vietnam in 1972. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990: One man deciding to go to war is tyranny. (Oct 2010)
  • 2009: Monthly visit to Baghdad to wind down Iraq War. (May 2010)
  • 2007: Supported funding Iraq War, against Obama. (Aug 2009)
  • 2002: Waiting to be sure of Saddam danger could be too late. (Oct 2008)
  • Post-colonial countries like Iraq need federal system. (Nov 2007)
  • Third way: federalize Iraq; troops home; no chaos behind. (Nov 2007)
  • Changed mind on Iraq pullout, not about political solution. (Sep 2007)
  • Worth losing election to protect our troops. (Sep 2007)
  • Leaving Iraq will cause generation-long regional war. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted for Iraq War resolution to avoid war in Iraq. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush invaded Iraq as the weakest of the Axis of Evil. (Jul 2007)
  • End neocon fantasy of remaking Iraq in our image. (Jul 2007)
  • Never de-fund a single soldier in Iraq. (Jul 2007)
  • Fund the safety of the troops till 67 anti-war votes reached. (Jun 2007)
  • Think about the decade after Iraq, not just the day after. (Apr 2007)
  • In 2002 Saddam posed a threat of purchasing a nuclear bomb. (Apr 2007)
  • US worse off than before Saddam because US lost credibility. (Apr 2007)
  • Partitioning Iraq is inevitable, as shown by history. (Apr 2007)
  • Decentralize Iraqi government; local control over daily life. (Apr 2007)
  • Biden-Gelb plan: UN & Muslim powers to enforce Iraq unity. (Apr 2007)
  • Decentralize Iraq to give people control over daily lives. (Feb 2007)

    Trouble Spots

  • Prevent--not contain--Iranian nuclear weapon. (Mar 2013)
  • Syria's Assad must go, but carefully vet who gets aid. (Mar 2013)
  • Intel support against extremism in Mali and North Africa. (Feb 2013)
  • Iran Sanctions are most crippling in history. (Oct 2012)
  • Iran is not close to nuclear weapons; stop the bluster. (Oct 2012)
  • Syria not like Libya; intervention would ignite the region. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposed Vietnam but didn't identify with anti-war movement. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990s: Military intervention to stop Bosnia ethnic cleansing. (Jun 2012)
  • Syrian brutality must end; Assad must step down. (Dec 2011)
  • We shared responsibility to bring democracy to Libya. (Dec 2011)
  • Iran is isolated, and will be more so when Syria falls. (Dec 2011)
  • 1992: lift Bosnian arms embargo; NATO air strikes on Serbs. (Oct 2010)
  • 9/11: Urged Bush to stay in public, like DeGaulle in WWII. (Oct 2010)
  • 1971: Campaigned on wanting Vietnam War over. (Oct 2010)
  • My push for Bosnian intervention saved 1000s of lives. (Oct 2008)
  • Accept NIE conclusion that Iran stopped nukes in 2003. (Dec 2007)
  • Muslims don’t like us because they do not trust us. (Dec 2007)
  • Strong US intervention in trouble spots around the world. (Nov 2007)
  • A military action resolution on Iran is a bad policy. (Oct 2007)
  • It’s already US policy to go into Pakistan to get al Qaeda. (Aug 2007)
  • 1995: pushed to lift arms embargo in Bosnia. (Jul 2007)
  • 1995: pushed Clinton to bomb Serbia to free Kosovo. (Jul 2007)
  • Do away with the policy of regime change for Iran. (Jun 2007)
  • Replace pre-emption doctrine with prevention. (Apr 2007)

    Voting Record

  • Regrets his war vote because Bush misused war authority. (Apr 2007)
  • Vote for war allowed war only after all else failed. (Apr 2007)
  • Introduced legislation barring US Military bases in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Vote for Iraq War was mistake; assumed Bush competence. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted for Iraq war in 2002, but now a war critic. (Nov 2006)
  • 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 $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)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Mike Bloomberg on War & Peace
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • 1960s: No burning passion to go war, but it was expected. (Sep 2010)
  • Nobody wants war to continue, but what happens next? (May 2007)
John Bolton on War & Peace
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  • Military force in Syria is counterproductive. (Aug 2013)
  • Leaving Afghanistan is act of surrender in war on terror. (Jul 2013)
  • Iraq is better off now than under Saddam. (Mar 2013)
  • If you want peace, prepare for war. (Sep 2012)
  • 2008: Supported Israeli military operations in Gaza Strip. (May 2010)
  • Drone strikes don't get Mirandized; why should others? (May 2010)
  • 1966: I was like a space alien at anti-Vietnam Yale. (Nov 2007)
  • 1970: Joined National Guard to avoid "ludicrous" Vietnam War. (Nov 2007)
  • North Korea will never give up nuclear weapons voluntarily. (Nov 2007)
  • Throughout Bush presidency, Iranian nukes were a problem. (Nov 2007)
  • China likes a divided Korean peninsula. (Nov 2007)
  • Extend international order friendly to our security. (Jun 1997)
Jeb Bush on War & Peace
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
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  • OpEd: Not distancing himself from brother's Afghan policy. (Mar 2013)
  • Over time, people will respect our resolve in Iraq. (Mar 2013)
  • Encourage regime change in Iran; keep military option open. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposed Vietnam War; considered Conscientious Objection. (Feb 2007)
  • Disliked Andover because of Vietnam-era campus turmoil. (Feb 2007)
  • 1998: Declined to call for invading Iraq to depose Saddam. (Feb 2007)
  • 1971: Troubled by LBJ's Vietnam, but registered to serve. (Feb 2007)
  • Easy to criticize Iraq war after the fact. (Apr 2006)
  • 1972: considered conscientious objector status. (Sep 2004)
  • God grants liberty only to ready to defend it. (Mar 2004)
  • Extend international order friendly to our security. (Jun 1997)
Ben Carson on War & Peace
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  • Tyranny follows if we disarm nukes & madmen get them. (Jan 2012)
  • No right to assume that our way was right for 1960s Vietnam. (Jan 2012)
  • Morality of war in Iraq was highly debatable. (Jan 2012)
  • Better response than post-9-11 invasions: oil independence. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on War & Peace
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Supported decision to target Osama bin Laden. (Sep 2013)
  • Obama rejected her 2012 plan to arm the Syrian rebels. (Aug 2013)
  • OpEd: Iraq war follows tradition of active US leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • Clinton-Gates combo won push for Afghan surge. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: 2003 Iraq vote unmistakably authorized war. (Nov 2010)
  • War authorization vote made primary harder than general. (Jan 2010)
  • 2007: Avoided war apology to avoid "flip-flopper" label. (Jan 2010)
  • Massive retaliation from US if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Calling for troop withdrawal pressures Iraqi government. (Feb 2008)
  • Some tactical success in Iraq, but no strategic success yet. (Feb 2008)
  • Would have never diverted attention from Afghanistan. (Jan 2008)
  • After 9/11:Those helping terrorists would feel “wrath” of US. (Jun 2007)
  • 1960s conversion to liberalism based on opposing Vietnam. (Jun 2007)
  • At Wellesley in ‘68, steered anti-war movement within system. (Jun 2007)
  • I have seen firsthand terrorists’ terrible damage. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports border security fence in Israel. (Oct 2006)
  • Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago. (Jan 2006)
  • 2002 Iraq speech criticized both Saddam and U.N. (Feb 2004)
  • Cut off US aid if Palestine declares a state unilaterally. (Oct 2000)
  • Focuses on increasing relationship between US and Israel. (Oct 2000)
  • Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace. (May 2000)
  • Extend peace treaties to Palestinians, Syrians & Lebanese. (Nov 1999)
  • Strategizing about Pakistan destabilizes a nuclear power. (Aug 2007)


  • Policy of prevention, not containment, on Iranian nukes. (Jan 2013)
  • Trust but verify Iran: goal is diplomacy & open inspections. (Jan 2013)
  • Continue diplomatic engagement with Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • Believed, with others, that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon. (Dec 2007)
  • Pledge that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb. (Oct 2007)
  • Rushing to war with Iran vs. doing nothing is a false choice. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard promotes terrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power by diplomacy first. (Sep 2007)
  • Rule out nukes against Iran. (Aug 2007)
  • Iran having a nuclear weapon is absolutely unacceptable. (Jun 2007)

    Iraq War

  • 2007: I'm most qualified to end war in Iraq. (Jan 2010)
  • 2007: Opposed funding Iraq War; no escalation. (Aug 2009)
  • 2002: Saddam gave aid to Al Qaeda terrorists. (Oct 2008)
  • Up to the Iraqis to decide the future they will have. (Feb 2008)
  • Leaving 130,000 troops in Iraq is irresponsible abdication. (Jan 2008)
  • Have nearly all combat troops out in a year. (Jan 2008)
  • Can’t leave Iraq safely without a plan. (Jan 2008)
  • Can’t let the Iraqis think the US will be there forever. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against precedent of US subordinate to UN in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq war authorization was not authority for preemption. (Jan 2008)
  • Told by the White House how the war resolution would be used. (Jan 2008)
  • Withdrawing troops is dangerous, including 100,000 civilians. (Jan 2008)
  • No military solution in Iraq; this debate motivates solution. (Jan 2008)
  • Called war on terror “Bush’s war” but has played active role. (Nov 2007)
  • 2002: Accepted connection between Saddam & Al Qaeda. (Nov 2007)
  • Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • No funding that does not move us toward withdrawal. (Sep 2007)
  • Push Pentagon to start planning for Iraq withdrawal. (Aug 2007)
  • Redeploy responsibly, with regional diplomatic effort. (Aug 2007)
  • Pentagon calls her unpatriotic for asking about exit plan. (Jul 2007)
  • Deauthorize Iraq war, and don’t grant new war authority. (Jun 2007)
  • Phased redeployment, not irresponsible immediate withdrawal. (Jun 2007)
  • Bush misused authorization for war. (Jun 2007)
  • The Iraq war is Bush’s war. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq war wouldn’t have happened had the inspectors been sent. (Jun 2007)
  • It was a mistake to trust Bush on his judgment to wage war. (Jun 2007)
  • This war is up to Iraqi people to win or lose, not the US. (Apr 2007)
  • No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Online petition to pressure Bush & GOP for redeployment. (Apr 2007)
  • Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake. (Feb 2007)
  • Cap troops in Iraq and no more blank check for war. (Feb 2007)
  • Cut off funds for Iraqi use, but not for troops. (Jan 2007)
  • Phased redeployment out of Iraq, beginning immediately. (Oct 2006)
  • OpEd: Voting for war enabled criticizing how it was waged. (Oct 2005)
  • 2002: Attacking Iraq "not a good option" but authorized it. (Feb 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Iraq war vote was meant to be used as coercive diplomacy. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against Levin Amendment: it gave UN veto over US. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not. (Apr 2007)
  • Critic of Iraq war, but won’t recant 2002 vote in its favor. (Nov 2006)
  • Regrets Bush’s handling of war, but not her war vote. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Ted Cruz on War & Peace
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  • Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long. (Jun 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Andrew Cuomo on War & Peace
Democratic Governor
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  • We did not effectively question Bush on Iraq war. (Oct 2003)
Rahm Emanuel on War & Peace
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
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  • 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)
Newt Gingrich on War & Peace
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
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  • We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East. (Jan 2012)
  • Sabotage Iran's oil refinery. (Nov 2011)
  • Covert operations & military, if needed, to stop Iran nukes. (Nov 2011)
  • Wrong to intervene in Libya; covert action more effective. (Aug 2011)
  • No US conventional forces in Libya. (Jul 2011)
  • Get out of Arab region rapidly; make new strategy. (Jun 2011)
  • Supported Clinton's 1998 attack on Osama bin Laden. (Nov 2009)
  • Goal was to liberate Iraq from Saddam, not to occupy. (Dec 2007)
  • The "Irreconcilable Wing of Islam" threatens our way of life. (Dec 2007)
  • Deadline for Iraqi withdrawal is legislating defeat. (May 2007)
  • Even if Iraq IS a civil war, people have won civil wars. (May 2007)
  • Pressure Iran to cut off Iraq, including blockading Iran. (May 2007)
  • Iraq & Syria are enemies--ok to talk if we understand that. (May 2007)
  • French didn’t abandon colonies in 1776; even when losing. (May 2007)
  • Iraqi Army risk their lives & take more casualties than US. (May 2007)
  • Date for withdrawal means terrorists exalt & follow us home. (May 2007)
  • War on terror is transformational, and will take many years. (Dec 2006)
  • Defend America & allies from those who would destroy us. (Dec 2006)
  • Critical of how Iraq war has been fought. (Nov 2006)
  • Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Nikki Haley on War & Peace
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Mike Huckabee on War & Peace
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
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  • Apply Powell Doctrine to Iraq: overwhelming force. (Nov 2008)
  • Islamofascism must disappear from the face of the earth. (Feb 2008)
  • Leave Iraq with victory and honor, however long it takes. (Jan 2008)
  • We are making progress in Iraq, Afghanistan, & war on terror. (Jan 2008)
  • Saddam might have had WMD and got them to Syria before 2003. (Jan 2008)
  • Don’t second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake. (Jan 2008)
  • Failing to find the WMDs doesn’t mean they weren’t there. (Jan 2008)
  • Never questioned the surge; never supported timed withdrawal. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Correct that Romney did support timed withdrawal. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq War: we invaded an imaginary country based on poor info. (Jan 2008)
  • Know your enemy: jihadists would destroy civilization. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports Powell Doctrine of overwhelming force. (Jan 2008)
  • Re-establish diplomatic ties to Iran, so we can move forward. (Jan 2008)
  • Go after al Qaeda’s safe havens in Pakistan. (Jan 2008)
  • Stay in Iraq because we’re winning; we lose if we walk away. (Dec 2007)
  • Train & arm Kurds to prevent cross-border PKK incursions. (Oct 2007)
  • Attack Iran’s nukes even if Congress says no. (Oct 2007)
  • Many don’t comprehend the threat: they want our obliteration. (Sep 2007)
  • We bought Iraq because we broke it; responsibility to honor. (Sep 2007)
  • We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor. (Aug 2007)
  • Iraqi government disappointing, but we can’t up & pull out. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist that Iraq’s neighbors assist military & financially. (Jun 2007)
  • We needed 300,000 troops to win Iraq; must finish the job. (May 2007)
  • Don’t judge Iraq war while we’re in the middle of the war. (May 2007)
  • Iraq war has made us overlook domestic agenda. (Jan 2007)
  • Opposing Bush’s troop surge is a dangerous position. (Jan 2007)
  • Make sure we finish the job in Iraq and finish it right. (Jan 2007)
  • Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness. (Jan 2007)
  • We should go to war with the army that we need. (Jan 2006)
Jon Huntsman on War & Peace
Republican UT Governor
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  • North Korea manipulates world to get concessions. (Apr 2013)
  • Draw down to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by 2013. (Jan 2012)
  • We listened to generals in Vietnam; don't repeat our mistake. (Jan 2012)
  • After 10 years, Americans are ready to exit Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Time has come for us to get out of Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Bring troops home from Afghanistan. (Sep 2011)
  • Playing Afghan traffic cop doesn't serve strategic interest. (Jun 2011)
  • Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security. (Jun 2011)
  • We can't afford the NATO operation in Libya. (Jun 2011)
Bobby Jindal on War & Peace
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • Prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
Gary Johnson on War & Peace
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • Afghan nation-building will fail; withdraw immediately. (Aug 2012)
  • Cut all support and aid to Israel. (May 2012)
  • No military threat from Iraq, Afghanistan, nor Libya. (Aug 2011)
  • Iran is not currently a military threat. (Aug 2011)
  • Let Israel deal with Iranian nukes; not US role to tell them. (Aug 2011)
  • Absolutely would not have gone into Libya; get out now. (Jul 2011)
  • We wiped out al Qaeda 10 years ago; leave Afghanistan. (Jun 2011)
  • No threat from Libya; so no authority to topple dictator. (Jun 2011)
  • Afghan War initially warranted, but not for 10 years. (May 2011)
  • Military surveillance should discover WMD before invasion. (May 2011)
  • I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning. (May 2011)
  • No Afghan timetable; start tomorrow & finish in a few months. (May 2011)
  • Eliminate ineffective interventions in Iraq & Afghanistan. (May 2011)
Peter King on War & Peace
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
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  • Stop being so defensive about drones. (Oct 2013)
  • We cannot allow Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons. (Sep 2013)
  • More to be done in Afghanistan; don't withdraw yet. (Sep 2013)
  • We should keep 20,000 troops in Iraq to deter Iran. (Sep 2013)
  • Steadfastly support Israeli defense against Syria. (Sep 2013)
  • Assad is evil, but arming rebels brings another dictator. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • 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)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Martin O`Malley on War & Peace
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    No stance on record.
Barack Obama on War & Peace
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 89 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for 60 older headlines 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: Af-Pak drones: targeted kills but extra-judicial. (May 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)
  • 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

  • Support rebels in Syria who oppose terrorism. (Jan 2014)
  • America must move off a permanent war footing. (Jan 2014)
  • 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)
Sarah Palin on War & Peace
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 29 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • No military intervention in Syria: 'Let Allah sort it out'. (Jun 2013)
  • War on Iran would end lackadaisical approach to terrorism. (Jun 2012)
  • It's a "war", not an "overseas contingency operation". (Feb 2010)
  • Tough sanctions on Iran. (Feb 2010)
  • Palin Plan on terrorism: We win, they lose. (Feb 2010)
  • Responsibility to complete mission until we win. (Nov 2009)
  • Pray that we're on God's side in war; not that He is on ours. (Nov 2009)
  • Our troops are out on a task that is from God. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Disputed that Obama tried to delay Iraq deal. (Oct 2008)
  • No white flag of surrender on Iraq. (Oct 2008)
  • Divest from Sudan; enforce no-fly zone in Darfur. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, we’re not back to pre-surge troop levels. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, Afghan general did not say a surge would work. (Oct 2008)
  • Surge needed in Afghanistan; we cannot afford to lose. (Sep 2008)
  • Retreat is defeat in Iraq. (Sep 2008)
  • Nuclear Iran is dangerous to whole world. (Sep 2008)
  • Russia’s invading Georgia, unprovoked, is unacceptable. (Sep 2008)
  • No new Cold War with Russia. (Sep 2008)
  • Don’t go to war over Georgia, but pressure Russia. (Sep 2008)
  • Don’t second-guess Israel if they act against nukes in Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Keep option to go into Pakistan to go after terrorists. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain: She has right judgment on Iran and the surge. (Aug 2008)
  • Visited Alaska National Guard troops in Kuwait. (Aug 2008)
  • We don’t know what the plan is to ever end the war. (Aug 2008)
  • Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe. (Mar 2007)
  • We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops. (Oct 2006)
  • I support the mission of our troops in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home. (Oct 2006)
  • I support President Bush’s efforts to stop terrorism. (Oct 2006)
Deval Patrick on War & Peace
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  • Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • Bush was careless in starting Iraq war. (Apr 2011)
Rand Paul on War & Peace
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  • No involvement in Syria, even if gas attack proven. (Sep 2013)
  • No US interests in either side of Syrian war. (Sep 2013)
  • No US weapons to kill Christians in Syria. (Aug 2013)
  • It is unacceptable not to hate war. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposed to Iraq War; no direct threat & no declared war. (Feb 2011)
  • Would have voted against a declaration of war against Iraq. (Feb 2010)
Rick Perry on War & Peace
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • I would send troops back into Iraq, to exclude Iran. (Jan 2012)
  • Sanction the Iranian Central Bank; no-fly zone over Syria. (Nov 2011)
  • Shut down the Iranian Central Bank to stop nukes. (Nov 2011)
  • Complete the mission in Afghanistan, with no timetable. (Nov 2011)
  • Transition out of Afghanistan but keep non-military presence. (Sep 2011)
  • Secure freedom for oppressed people in Iraq and Afghanistan. (May 2008)
Rob Portman on War & Peace
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Condoleezza Rice on War & Peace
Secretary of State
Click here for 20 full quotes by Condoleezza Rice OR click here for Condoleezza Rice on other issues.
  • We should support free people, including Syria. (Aug 2012)
  • Saddam was a cancer in the Mideast, even without WMD. (Nov 2011)
  • We should have admitted "The 16 Words" were a mistake. (Nov 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, CIA knew Al Qaeda planned suicide air attack. (Oct 2008)
  • Consequences via international coalition if Iran keeps nukes. (May 2008)
  • Iraq is investing in its security; US troops are coming home. (May 2008)
  • Warned by CIA in July 2001 of major al-Qaeda attack soon. (Oct 2006)
  • We must keep our word & not abandon Iraqi people. (Apr 2006)
  • War stops Saddam from beating international community. (Apr 2004)
  • War on terror will be a long and comprehensive war. (Mar 2004)
  • War on terror is broad and hence includes Saddam. (Mar 2004)
  • Supported large-scale war on terror over limited war. (Jun 2003)
  • Goal is steady progress toward Israel-Palestine peace. (Oct 2001)
  • Kosovo was both strategic & humanitarian concern for NATO. (Jun 2000)

    Global War on Terror

  • We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. (Oct 2008)
  • OpEd: References to mushroom clouds incited Iraq War. (Sep 2006)
  • War on Terror is not a war against Islam. (Oct 2001)
  • Monitor Iraq & take action if Saddam threatens US interests. (Oct 2001)
  • Syria must decide: either for terrorism or against it. (Oct 2001)
  • Blocking bin Laden’s propaganda tapes is not censorship. (Oct 2001)
Mitt Romney on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 43 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Don't allow Syria to give WMD to terrorists. (Sep 2013)
  • We can't kill our way out of the mess in the Islamic world. (Oct 2012)
  • Coordinated investment in Middle East to shift from jihad. (Oct 2012)
  • Syria is humanitarian disaster; arm the rebels. (Oct 2012)
  • No military involvement in Syria; work with our allies. (Oct 2012)
  • US should have supported 2009 Green Revolution in Iran. (Oct 2012)
  • Dissuade Iran from nukes by peaceful means, like sanctions. (Oct 2012)
  • Not conquest, but promoting human rights & free markets. (Sep 2012)
  • No daylight between the United States and Israel. (Sep 2012)
  • Troops to Syria if Assad spreads chemical weapons. (Aug 2012)
  • 1965: Picketed AGAINST Vietnam protestors. (Jan 2012)
  • 1966-68: Missionary deferment; 1969: drew high draft number. (Jan 2012)
  • Disagree with Israelis in private; stand with them in public. (Dec 2011)
  • If we reelect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. (Nov 2011)
  • Crippling sanctions against Iran, & military, to stop nukes. (Nov 2011)
  • To Jihadists, democracy is blasphemous since people make law. (Feb 2008)
  • Let lawyers decide if authorization needed to attack Iran. (Oct 2007)
  • After surge, move to support phase, based in Kuwait. (Sep 2007)
  • Deal with Iran nukes with Dems at home & with allies abroad. (Sep 2007)
  • Slow progress vs. frightening consequences of withdrawal. (Aug 2007)
  • It’s time for people of America to show a surge of support. (Aug 2007)
  • You attack US and we respond; but use nonmilitary too. (Jan 2006)


  • Paksitani Pashtuns will rush to Afghan Taliban when we leave. (Oct 2012)
  • Leave Afghanistan when generals on the ground say so. (Jan 2012)
  • We should withdraw from Afghanistan after 2012. (Aug 2011)
  • Stay in Afghanistan until our generals say to leave. (Jun 2011)
  • Timetable for troop reduction ok; but not for withdrawal. (Jan 2008)
  • Keep option to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan, but don’t say it. (Aug 2007)
  • Osama bin Laden will die for the outrage he has exacted. (May 2007)


  • American resolve in Iraq counters jihad with fortitude. (Mar 2010)
  • Military should have private timetable for Iraq withdrawal. (Aug 2009)
  • $700B was well-spent to win freedom in Iraq. (Feb 2009)
  • Never, ever supported specific timetable for exit from Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • It was the right decision to go into Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Supported timed withdrawal, but only by Iraqis and in secret. (Jan 2008)
  • Staying in Iraq protects lives of American citizens. (Dec 2007)
  • Right to invade Iraq, but not what came after. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: Saddam didn’t refuse UN inspectors prior to war. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq part of global jihadist effort to bring down the West. (May 2007)
  • Don’t decide policy by polls; don’t leave Iraq precipitously. (May 2007)
  • Withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake. (Dec 2006)
  • Bush gave inadequate rationale for Iraq war. (Nov 2006)
  • Supported the surge; never supported a timed withdrawal. (Jan 2006)
Marco Rubio on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Equip and train non-jihadist Syrians to topple Assad. (Aug 2013)
  • Syria: arm rebels last year; now just work with some. (Jun 2013)
  • New Iranian leader is more moderate but still supports nukes. (Jun 2013)
  • Goal for Korea: denuclearize the peninsula and to unify it. (Apr 2013)
  • 2007 troop surge was the right thing to do. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. (Sep 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Paul Ryan on War & Peace
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • 2012: Red line on use of chemical weapons by Syria. (Sep 2013)
  • Why didn't we prepare for embassy attack in Libya? (Oct 2012)
  • US needs credibility to have an effect on Iranian nukes. (Oct 2012)
  • Nuclear Iran is worse than war. (Oct 2012)
  • Make Afghan withdrawal succeed by providing resources. (Oct 2012)
  • No boots on the ground in Syria, but stop acting thru UN. (Oct 2012)
  • Supported the Iraqi Surge; opposed call for sudden retreat. (Aug 2012)
  • Don't let Afghanistan return to a terrorist training camp. (Aug 2012)
  • No artificial surrender dates in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Aug 2012)
  • Remain vigilant in global War on Terrorism. (Aug 2012)
  • 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 YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • 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)
Rick Santorum on War & Peace
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 31 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Unclear which side in Syria used chemical weapons. (Aug 2013)
  • Stay in Afghanistan until security of our country is secure. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian people admire us; Iranian leaders are evil. (Jan 2012)
  • Afghanistan victory means Taliban is neutered, not wiped out. (Nov 2011)
  • Work with Israel to take out Iranian nukes by force. (Nov 2011)
  • We need 20,000 troops to stay in Iraq to achieve victory. (Sep 2011)
  • We're tying one hand behind our backs; change Afghan rules. (Sep 2011)
  • Jihadists want to kill us for what we are. (Sep 2011)
  • No isolationism on Libya; but Obama did it wrong. (Sep 2011)
  • We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly. (Aug 2011)
  • Iran has been at war with us since 1979. (Aug 2011)
  • Iran must be confronted to stop them from getting nukes. (Aug 2011)
  • No national security at stake in Libya. (Jul 2011)
  • Iraq: We have a great game plan, and Rumsfeld does fine job. (Sep 2006)
  • War in Iraq is one front in war on Islamic fascism. (Sep 2006)
  • Iran is at the heart of the Iraq war. (Sep 2006)
  • Saddam had no new WMDs, but did have old WMDs. (Sep 2006)
  • Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, but still a necessary war. (Sep 2006)
  • My Iraq plan, and my opponent’s plan, is same as Bush’s. (Sep 2006)
  • Needed exit strategy & objective in Kosovo, but not in Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • Sanctions against Iran, despite Administration disagreement. (Sep 2006)
  • Threat posed by Saddam is like drunk driver's threat to all. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Donald Trump on War & Peace
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 7 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims. (Mar 2013)
  • Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation. (Dec 2011)
  • Stop Iran's nuclear programs by any & all means necessary. (Dec 2011)
  • John McCain's actions in Vietnam were not "heroic". (Sep 2000)
  • Use force to stop North Korean nuke development. (Jul 2000)
  • Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier. (Jul 2000)
  • No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on War & Peace
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 11 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • We attacked Saddam for the same WMDs we have in our arsenal. (Apr 2011)
  • Al Qaeda will end by politics, not military. (Apr 2011)
  • 1980: Carter's failure on Iran hostages let Reagan win. (Mar 2010)
  • Withdrawal from Iraq should start on first day of presidency. (Apr 2008)
  • FDR needed catalyst for WWII; maybe Bush wanted catalyst too. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Iraq War from the beginning and on the air. (Apr 2008)
  • 200,000 contractors: Iraq is most privatized war in history. (Apr 2008)
  • Iraq war drains resources from social programs. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush has no Iraq exit strategy; he plans on never leaving. (Apr 2008)
  • Bush violated Constitution by misleading US into Iraq War. (Apr 2008)
  • We need Saddam as the bad guy in oil disputes. (Jan 1999)


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