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Charlie Baker on War & Peace
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Berwick on War & Peace
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martha Coakley on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Bring troops home from Afghanistan. (Jan 2010)
  • Focus efforts where terrorists are, not Afghanistan. (Jan 2010)
  • End the war in Iraq by 2011. (Nov 2009)
Tom Menino on War & Peace
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Deval Patrick on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • Bush was careless in starting Iraq war. (Apr 2011)
Karyn Polito on War & Peace
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Walsh on War & Peace
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Wolf on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

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Martha Coakley on War & Peace
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Bring troops home from Afghanistan. (Jan 2010)
  • Focus efforts where terrorists are, not Afghanistan. (Jan 2010)
  • End the war in Iraq by 2011. (Nov 2009)
Mo Cowan on War & Peace
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria. (Jun 2013)
Brian Herr on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
  • Yield to President on war strategy, but questions timetable. (Aug 2010)
John Kerry on War & Peace
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 80 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • 2006 Arab Peace Initiative is a re-alignment towards peace. (Jun 2010)
  • OpEd: War hero unlikely role for former antiwar activist. (Apr 2010)
  • OpEd: Lied about being in Cambodia on 12/24/1968. (Nov 2009)
  • North Korea’s got nuclear weapons due to Bush’s ambivalence. (Sep 2004)
  • Need credible Arab partner to negotiate with Israel. (Sep 2004)
  • OpEd: Served his conscience at home after service abroad. (Jan 2004)
  • Pre-emptive strike ok only when US survival at stake. (Jan 2004)
  • Get US more deeply involved in Arab-Israeli peace process. (Nov 2003)
  • Leadership comes from experience: share the war burden. (Oct 2003)
  • Supported Kosovo action & Powell Doctrine. (Oct 2003)
  • Palestinians renounce right of return; get treated equally. (Oct 2003)
  • Regrets nothing more that his 2002 vote for Iraq War. (Oct 2006)

    Afghanistan

  • Focus on the real war on terror and find bin Laden. (Oct 2004)
  • The right war was Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan. (Oct 2004)
  • Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden is, is forgotten. (Sep 2004)
  • Afghanistan incursion justified and not the same as Vietnam. (Apr 2004)
  • Supported 1998 missile attacks against Afghanistan & Sudan. (Apr 2004)

    Iraq

  • 1998: respond militarily to Saddam's threat of WMDs. (Aug 2011)
  • 2003: Believed Saddam had deadly arsenal of WMD. (Nov 2010)
  • Bush-McCain stategy in Iraq is policy to stay, not to win. (Sep 2007)
  • No al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2002; we invaded under false pretense. (Sep 2007)
  • Reduce US military presence in Iraq; and bring in neighbors. (Sep 2007)
  • Would have given Clinton the power to use force if necessary. (Oct 2004)
  • Iraq is diverting our attention from the real war on terror. (Sep 2004)
  • Iraq wasn’t the center of the war on terror before invasion. (Sep 2004)
  • It’s getting worse by the day in Iraq. (Sep 2004)
  • The US has no long-term designs on staying in Iraq. (Sep 2004)
  • 90 percent of our Army is in Iraq instead of fighting terror. (Sep 2004)
  • Wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Sep 2004)
  • Never fight a war without enough troops and a plan to win. (Aug 2004)
  • Intelligence information should not be manipulated. (Jun 2003)
  • Preferred diplomacy, but supported invading Iraq. (May 2003)

    Iraq Criticism

  • War in Iraq was founded & perpetuated on lies, like Vietnam. (Jun 2006)
  • Ending Iraq war requires summit including Iran & Syria. (Jun 2006)
  • Bush rushed to war without having a plan to win the peace. (Oct 2004)
  • Iraqi war is a catastrophic mistake. (Oct 2004)
  • Saddam Hussein didn’t attack us, Osama bin Laden did. (Sep 2004)

    Vietnam

  • 2004: Swift Boat ad "Sellout" devastated campaign. (Mar 2010)
  • 2004: attacked Rove and Cheney for draft deferments. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: Kerry's attitude was "I'm a vet! I know war & peace!". (Nov 2009)
  • Veteran biography strategy failed with “Reporting for duty”. (Oct 2005)
  • Nothing in Vietnam realistically threatened America. (Apr 2005)
  • Vietnamese villagers say Swift Vets’ account is incorrect. (Oct 2004)
  • Kerry’s C.O. says Kerry deserved his Silver Star? (Aug 2004)
  • Man Kerry rescued says Kerry deserved his Bronze Star. (Aug 2004)
  • Only veteran to testify to congress about Vietnam. (Jul 2004)
  • Accused US government of war crime, not veterans. (Jul 2004)
  • Before enlisting, believed in the US saving face in Vietnam. (Jul 2004)
  • Condemned early Vietnam protests as “irresponsible”. (Jul 2004)
  • Anti-Vietnam but not left-wing anti-war. (Apr 2004)
  • Kerry saves life under fire, awarded Bronze Star. (Apr 2004)
  • Word “atrocity” is too strong, though it reflected anger. (Apr 2004)
  • Served in Vietnam as "winter soldier" not "sunshine patriot". (Jan 2004)
  • Vietnam was genocide, but no point calling it “war crimes”. (May 2001)
  • War crimes by leadership policy, not personal atrocities. (Jun 1971)
  • Vietnamization just changed the color of the bodies fighting. (Jun 1971)
  • US actions in Vietnam were counter to Geneva Conventions. (Jun 1971)
  • Objected to war policy while in Vietnam, and after. (Jun 1971)
  • Vietnam didn’t threaten US; US war crimes did. (Apr 1971)
  • Vietnam war was criminal hypocrisy and tore apart US. (Apr 1971)
  • How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake. (Apr 1971)
  • US soldiers committed atrocities in Vietnam, including me. (Apr 1971)

    Voting Record

  • Voted for Iraq war in 2002, but voted against 2004 funding. (Nov 2006)
  • No regrets on war vote-but regrets on Bush breaking promises. (Feb 2004)
  • Vote for war was needed to push Saddam on inspectors. (Sep 2003)
  • $87B for Iraq only when internationalization is addressed. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Sep 2012)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Ed Markey on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bruce Skarin on War & Peace
Independent Challenger: Click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Warren on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014. (Oct 2012)
  • Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon. (Sep 2012)
  • Get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible. (Dec 2011)
  • Military action possible to stop Iranian nukes. (Oct 2011)

House:


Michael Capuano on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • No funding for Afghan surge; no funding for Iraq war. (Dec 2009)
  • Consistent and outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq. (Oct 2009)
  • More sanctions against Iran and North Korea. (Nov 2008)
  • More military support for Afghanistan, but not financial. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Katherine Clark on War & Peace
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Keating on War & Peace
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Opposes a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Joe Kennedy III on War & Peace
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Stay vigilant with Iran as we leave Afghanistan. (Nov 2012)
  • Bring troops home quickly & prudently before end of 2014. (Oct 2012)
  • Crippling sanctions on Iran to ensure no nuclear arms. (Oct 2012)
Jim McGovern on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Switching Afghan generals? "Same menu, different waiter". (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Time to just quit and go home in Afghanistan. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
Seth Moulton on War & Peace
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Neal on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
John Tierney on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Richard Tisei on War & Peace
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Niki Tsongas on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Set a timetable for withdrawing US troops from Iraq. (Oct 2007)
  • War costs $15 million an hour; time to change course. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Weld on War & Peace
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Kennedy on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam. (Nov 2010)
  • 1969 Vietnam strategy was senseless, like "Hamburger Hill". (Sep 2009)
  • 1968: gap between Vietnam rhetoric and reality on the ground. (Sep 2009)
  • Bush squandered post-9-11 international goodwill. (Jul 2004)
  • Fraudulent threat from Iraq was made up in Texas. (Sep 2003)
  • Bush squandered world goodwill in rush to Iraq war. (Jun 2003)
  • 1969: Get out of Southeast Asia lock, stock, and barrel. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • 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)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Bob Massie on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
  • Employ all assets to combat terrorist activity worldwide. (Jul 2011)
  • Draw down Afghan troops pending developments on the ground. (Jul 2011)
  • Obama is ending the Iraq War; bring our troops home. (Jul 2011)
Barney Frank on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • Military over-commitments devastate quality-of-life programs. (Sep 2010)
  • Avoid using anti-terrorism power for political purposes. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
Steve Lynch on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch 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 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 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
Ed Markey on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Olver on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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 NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
Tom Birmingham on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
  • Make terrorist threats a felony, whether or not carried out. (Nov 2001)
  • Allow state inspection of e-mail, to fight terrorism. (Nov 2001)
Paul Celucci on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Gabrieli on War & Peace
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kerry Healey on War & Peace
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carla Howell on War & Peace
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christy Mihos on War & Peace
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Shannon O'Brien on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • 5-point plan to protect without infringing personal freedoms. (Feb 2002)
  • $3 million to assess threat against water supplies. (Oct 2001)
Robert Reich on War & Peace
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • War against terrorism requires better intelligence-gathering. (Dec 2001)
  • Must examine terrorism’s context and US role. (Nov 2001)
  • Post-WWII pro-corporate foreign policy led to US wars abroad. (Feb 1992)
Tom Reilly on War & Peace
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on War & Peace
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 43 full quotes 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)

    Afghanistan

  • 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)

    Iraq

  • 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)
Grace Ross on War & Peace
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Bring Massachusetts troops home. (Jun 2006)
Jane Swift on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Warren Tolman on War & Peace
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Kenneth Chase on War & Peace
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Withdraw US troops from Iraq. (Sep 2006)
Joe Kennedy on War & Peace
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on War & Peace
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
Joe Moakley on War & Peace
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Peter Torkildsen on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Jeff Beatty on War & Peace
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
  • Kerry failed to read vital intelligence reports pre-Iraq war. (Oct 2008)
  • Evidence for WMD in Iraq was not credible. (Aug 2008)
  • Iraq invasion was a mistake, but we can’t leave now. (Jul 2008)
  • Leave Iraq with success, by any path. (Jul 2008)
  • Prays for the success of our troops in Iraq. (May 2008)
Michael Capuano on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • No funding for Afghan surge; no funding for Iraq war. (Dec 2009)
  • Consistent and outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq. (Oct 2009)
  • More sanctions against Iran and North Korea. (Nov 2008)
  • More military support for Afghanistan, but not financial. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Bill Delahunt on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • 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 NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Co-founder of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
Paul Kirk on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • UN should carry a big stick, but US needs one until then. (Feb 2006)
  • Supports pre-emptive policy of the Bush Doctrine. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposes UN approval for military action. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on War & Peace
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Replace US troops with UN in Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Keep focused on international approach to Afghanistan. (May 2007)
  • Kerry was wrong to vote to authorize Iraq war. (May 2007)
  • Begin withdrawing our troops today. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on War & Peace
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Vocal critic of going into Iraq. (Oct 2009)
  • Draw down our forces in Afghanistan. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on War & Peace
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
Kevin Scott on War & Peace
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Opposed war until war started; then supported troops. (Jun 2006)
  • Insure against terrorists getting nuclear materials. (Jan 2006)
  • Partner with Europe & Russia in war on terror. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on War & Peace
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Withdraw US troops from Iraq. (Aug 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on War & Peace
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
  • Afghanistan: we cannot end a war by escalating it. (Dec 2009)
  • Always opposed invasion and occupation of Iraq. (Dec 2009)
Alan Khazei on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • Strongly opposed Iraq War & Bush doctrine of preventive. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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