Joe L. Kennedy on War & Peace
This region of the world has been at war for centuries and it is presumptuous of us to think that we are going to stop it any time soon. Moreover, the role of the American military should be to defend against attack or the imminent threat of attack, not to act as an ongoing police state on foreign soil. Our current military activity shows no signs of capturing Osama Bin Laden which is our reason for being there in the first place. If we are not able to complete the current mission we should withdraw and spare the lives of our troops.
If elected I would do everything I could to pass legislation to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.
After the tragic events of 9/11 we all understood that we had to go after Osama Bin Laden for the horrible acts of terror he orchestrated on tha day. As far as our invasion and occupation of Iraq, I have always opposed this position. In short, it's time for Iraq to take care of itself. If elected I would do everything I could to pass legislation to end the war in Iraq and bring our troops home.
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Newly elected in 2008 & seated in 2009:
Newly appointed in 2009;
special election in 2010:
Announced retirement as of 2010:
Up for 6-year term in 2010:
(13 Democrats; 15 Republicans)
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