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Dave Heineman on War & Peace
Republican NE Governor: Click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals. (Sep 2012)
  • We must fight and win the war on terrorism. (May 2012)
  • Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. (Apr 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
Ben Nelson on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Shane Osborn on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on War & Peace
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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)
  • 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)
Adrian Smith on War & Peace
Republican: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
Lee Terry on War & Peace
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • 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)
  • 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:


Mike Johanns on War & Peace
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • No surrender and retreat in Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Jon Bruning on War & Peace
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Flynn on War & Peace
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • America is in an over-extended mess abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Out of Libya now; address Iraq & Afghanistan next. (Jul 2011)
Mike Johanns on War & Peace
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • No surrender and retreat in Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. (May 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bob Kerrey on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey on other issues.
  • We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price. (Sep 2012)
  • Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran. (Sep 2012)
  • Won Congressional Medal of Honor but later opposed the war. (Jun 1994)
  • Voted YES 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)
Don Stenberg on War & Peace
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doug Bereuter on War & Peace
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter 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)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
Jon Christensen on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Jon Christensen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Exon on War & Peace
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Charlie Matulka on War & Peace
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on War & Peace
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Barrett on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Chuck Hagel on War & Peace
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Keep options beyond containment for Iran. (Jan 2013)
  • 2002: Bush administration said they were not going to war. (Oct 2008)
  • Neo-conservative ideology took us into this war of choice. (Mar 2008)
  • Shocking how little Congress & media challenged Bush on Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Our current Iraq policy is not worthy of soldiers’ sacrifice. (Jul 2007)
  • Engage with Iran & Syria; follow Baker-Hamilton. (Jul 2007)
  • Internationalize Iraq or we’ll be seen as occupiers. (Jul 2007)
  • Open to withdrawal timelines, but look at other issues too. (Jul 2007)
  • Bush administration wanted to go to war with Saddam. (Jul 2007)
  • No Iraq military solution; focus on political accommodation. (Jul 2007)
  • Outcome in Iraq will be determined by the Iraqis. (Jul 2007)
  • Iraq was a war of choice, like Vietnam. (Jul 2007)
  • Congress should oppose Bush’s actions, but not impeachable. (Jul 2007)
  • Soldiers in Iraq deserve a policy worthy of their sacrifice. (Mar 2007)
  • US in “deep trouble” in Iraq. (Sep 2004)
  • Iraq took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
Scott Kleeb on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
  • Draw down US troops, but no timetables. (Aug 2008)
  • Make it clear there will be no US permanent bases in Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Pursue a new accord on Iraq’s Constitution and governance. (May 2008)
  • Address the humanitarian crisis of 2,000,000 Iraqi refugees. (May 2008)
  • Deal strongly and effectively with Iran. (May 2008)
  • More diplomacy; start drawdown of troops now. (May 2008)
  • Iraq was a mistake, but don’t destabilize further by leaving. (Nov 2006)
Steven Larrick on War & Peace
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises. (Aug 2008)
  • End the Iraq war as soon as possible. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on War & Peace
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Osborne 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Tony Raimondo on War & Peace
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
  • Iraq war was a mistake; withdraw in 1 to 3 years. (May 2008)
Peter Ricketts on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Better to fight terrorists in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • Let troops on the ground run the war. (Feb 2006)
David Kramer on War & Peace
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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