Mike McGavick on War & Peace


Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or they'll follow us here

Q: What's your definition for an acceptable resolution in Iraq?

McGAVICK: We have got to win the war against radical Islamic terrorism. Sen. Cantwell voted for the war, and she was a strong supporter of the war. As the election has gone on, we've heard more about troop withdrawals. To suddenly withdraw from Iraq would give our enemy heart, and would give them a staging ground for terrorism against us. Now, I'm not satisfied with the progress we're making. We need a select bipartisan group of Senators to develop alternative ways forward, to prevent creating a vacuum that would give Iraq to terrorists and allow them to follow us here.

GUTHRIE: Currently in Iraq we have a civil war. Our brave soldiers are doing their best, but we need to bring them home as quickly as is consistent with their safety.

CANTWELL: We do need to change the course in Iraq. To say that we're going to stay there as long as it takes, or even indicate that we're going to have permanent bases, is the wrong message.

Source: Washington Senate Debate hosted by KING-5 & Seattle Times Oct 17, 2006

No timetable and no retreat in Iraq

Source: Campaign website, www.mikemcgavick.com, "Issues" May 2, 2006

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