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Ed O`Reilly on War & Peace

Democratic Senate Challenger

Replace US troops with UN in Iraq

Q: Do you support the VoteMatch statement, “Replace US troops with UN in Iraq”?

A: Yes.

Q: Your view here is clear from your website.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with May 20, 2007

Keep focused on international approach to Afghanistan

We need to keep focused on an international approach to Afghanistan. We need to examine our relations with Pakistan, where an anti-American attitude is gaining momentum. This is especially important in light of the fact that Pakistan has a nuclear arsenal.
Source: Campaign website,, “Issues” May 19, 2007

Kerry was wrong to vote to authorize Iraq war

O’Reilly said Kerry was wrong to vote in Oct. 2002 in favor of a congressional resolution authorizing war with Iraq, a vote Kerry himself now says was a mistake. O’Reilly said he favors an immediate troop withdrawal, while preserving a rapid response force to deal with terrorist threats in the region. “Over 50% of the Iraqis want us out. There’s no reason to stay there any more,” said O’Reilly.
Source: Associated Press in Boston Globe, “Challenge Kerry” May 17, 2007

Begin withdrawing our troops today

My position on Iraq is clear and concise: We must begin withdrawing our troops today.

The vast majority of Iraqi people view us as an occupying force and believe it is acceptable to use violent means against our troops.

We need to negotiate to maintain a rapid response force in the region to fight the threat of terrorism and to suppress any Al Qaeda activities. With this in mind, we should only re-enter Iraq as a member of a multi-national peace keeping force.

Source: Campaign website,, “Issues” May 19, 2007

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