Stuart Starky on War & Peace

Iraq military occupation should not be unending

My proposal is to set a fixed date to bring our troops home and to turn the governing of Iraq to a free and independent United Nations-recognized government. Furthermore, a Congressional investigation into the misues of power by President Bush and his Administration must be begun to reassure the American people and the nations of the world that we are a nation of laws.

Clearly in this election the people of Arizona are given the choice between two different paths for our nation's future. I am in favor of bringing our troops home from Iraq and supporting the United Nations in their efforts to aid the reconstruction of the shattered country.

My opponent is in favor of increasing troop deployments to Iraq, supports the unending military occupation of Iraq. But perhaps most importantly, my opponent supports and has unequivocally endorsed the re-election of the current administration.

Source: Campaign website, www.starkyforsenate.com, "Issues" Oct 18, 2004

The president lied-time to bring our troops home

I believe that the Bush Administration lied to the American people on the issues that led to this war. I support the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, yet we must recall the collapse of the Soviet Union happened without firing a shot or occupying a country.

It is time to bring our troops home.

Source: Campaign website, www.starkyforsenate.com, "Issues" Oct 18, 2004

Work on policy to bring our children home

The most important thing we can do before we send a soldier to war is tell them that they are going for the right reason and they are told the truth. I disagree with the reason why our soldiers are dying every day in Iraq. I want you to know the first thing I will do as a US senator is to stand on the floor of the Senate and work on policy to bring our children home.
Source: AZ Senate Debate, in Tucson Citizen Oct 16, 2004

Iraq war began on exaggerated & false premises

This war was brought about on a false premise of a threat to America that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. I believe the threat was an exaggeration to give the President a reason to bring America into an illegitimate war. This war was and is about President Bush settling a score for the past. I believe that Saddam Hussein had to go, that he was a murderer and tyrant. I believe the first war was justified and we should have gone after Saddam Hussein then. I also believe that we should have armed and supported the Kurds in the North to overthrow Hussein over the last decade. This war was done because of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and their team had a fixation to conquer Iraq. America's sons and daughters are dying for that, it needs to stop and it needs to stop now.
Source: Campaign website StarkyForSenate.com, "On The Issues" Aug 12, 2004

Voted YES on allowing all necessary forces and other means in Kosovo.

Majority Leader Trent Lott motioned to kill the resolution that would have authorized the president to "use all necessary forces and other means," in cooperation with U.S. allies to accomplish objectives in Yugoslavia.
Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)78; N)22
Reference: Motion to table S. J. Res. 20; Bill S. J. Res. 20 ; vote number 1999-98 on May 4, 1999

Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo.

Ending the Bosnian arms embargo.
Status: Bill Passed Y)69; N)29; NV)2
Reference: Bosnia Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of '95; Bill S. 21 ; vote number 1995-331 on Jul 26, 1995

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