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Bill Haslam on War & Peace
Republican Governor: Click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

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Lamar Alexander on War & Peace
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Have a “success strategy” as well as an “exit strategy”. (May 1999)
  • Ground troops ok. (Apr 1999)
  • 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 NO 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)
Joe Carr on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Clayton on War & Peace
Democratic Nominee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
  • Iraq conflict was not necessary & cost too much. (Jul 2008)
Bob Corker on War & Peace
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Can’t leave Iraq until they have the tools to move ahead. (Oct 2006)
  • We must complete our mission in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Sep 2012)
Zach Poskevich on War & Peace
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on War & Peace
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black 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)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
Marsha Blackburn on War & Peace
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn 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)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Steve Cohen on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Bush lied toget us into Iraq; focus on Afghanistan instead. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Jim Cooper on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Scott DesJarlais on War & Peace
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott DesJarlais 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)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
Jimmy Duncan on War & Peace
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Terminate funding for Iraq War on Dec. 31, 2011. (Aug 2011)
Stephen Fincher on War & Peace
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Fincher 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)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (Jul 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Chuck Fleischmann on War & Peace
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Fleischmann 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)
  • Supports a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Phil Roe on War & Peace
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Draw back in Iraq, but expect a long-term stay. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 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:


Phil Bredesen on War & Peace
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Sundquist on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed Bryant on War & Peace
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
Bob Clement on War & Peace
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • 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)
Bill Frist on War & Peace
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Voted for Iraq war in 2002, and still defends his vote. (Nov 2006)
  • 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 NO 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 YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Tipper Gore on War & Peace
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on War & Peace
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Give troops the equipment they need. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Bill Jenkins on War & Peace
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins 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)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Rosalind Kurita on War & Peace
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on War & Peace
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on War & Peace
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • Stay the course and take opportunity to succeed. (Nov 2007)
  • Osama bin Laden is more symbolism than anything else. (Nov 2007)
  • Pledges to do everything possible to prevent Iranian nukes. (Nov 2007)
  • Stabilizing Iraq, and not leaving, is the right policy. (Oct 2007)
  • Iraq certainly had WMDs in the past & would have nukes now. (Oct 2007)
  • Ask Congress, even if not required, to attack Iran’s nukes. (Oct 2007)
  • FactCheck: Said Saddam had WMDs, but not at 2003 invasion. (Oct 2007)
  • Success cannot always be measured by battlefield victories. (Sep 2007)
  • World becomes more dangerous if we leave Iraq. (Aug 2007)
  • All wars are full of mistakes; trust General Petraeus. (Jun 2007)
  • Pre-emptive attack on Iran if close to nuclear weapon. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq is a war between civilization and evil. (Jun 2007)
  • If we had not gone to Iraq, Saddam would be developing nukes. (Jun 2007)
  • I would do essentially what the president’s doing in Iraq. (Jun 2007)
  • Take any chance to not get run out of Iraq. (Jun 2007)
  • Internationalizing war effort will not win the war. (Jun 2007)
  • President must decide on war based on unclear evidence. (Jun 2007)
  • Prophets of doom are wrong--we can’t cut-and-run. (Jun 2007)
  • Goal of Iraqi enemies is to demoralize us. (Jun 2007)
  • Serious & painful international sanctions on nuclear Iran. (Jun 2007)
  • If world doesn’t stop Iran nukes, Israel will. (May 2007)
  • If Saddam were still around today, things would be worse. (Mar 2007)
  • We’re on the way to prevailing in Iraq for a safer US. (Jan 2006)

    Voting Record

  • Voting for the war then against funding is just poll-based. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted YES 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)
Ed Bryant on War & Peace
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
Bob Clement on War & Peace
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • 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)
David Davis on War & Peace
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
Lincoln Davis on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Harold Ford on War & Peace
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Divide up Iraq into Sunni, Shia & Kurd regions. (Oct 2006)
  • If you want to stay the course, I’m not your guy. (Oct 2006)
  • Bush failed to define serious long-term nature of Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • 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 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)
Harold Ford-TN on War & Peace
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Bo Heyward on War & Peace
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Have the guts to truly unleash our military in Iraq. (Jul 2006)
Van Hilleary on War & Peace
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Give troops the equipment they need. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Chris Lugo on War & Peace
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Time to end this immoral, unethical, and illegal war. (Jun 2006)
Mike Padgett on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
  • Bring home our troops and our billions of dollars. (Mar 2008)
John Tanner on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Bob Tuke on War & Peace
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
  • Responsible Plan to End the War. (Apr 2008)
Zach Wamp on War & Peace
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • 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 YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Support the completion of the US mission in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Kenneth Eaton on War & Peace
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
  • Bring military & contractors home as soon as possible. (May 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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