Use IndyKids‘ ballot to hold an election in your classroom. To get the information you need to vote, read about the candidates positions on the Iraq War, the Economy, Global Warming, Education, Immigration and Health Care. And find out how much money the candidates have, and who’s funding them.
The Issue: Iraq War
The U.S. invaded Iraq five years ago to stop Iraq from using weapons of mass destruction. No such weapons were ever found, but the war continues. One million Iraqis and 4,100-plus U.S. troops have been killed. Here’s what the candidates say:
- Remove most U.S. troops from Iraq by the year 2010; leave some troops to fight al Qaeda and to protect U.S. diplomats and U.S. citizens in Iraq
- Keep U.S. troops in Iraq to establish a stable government; no withdrawal until al Qaeda in Iraq is defeated and a capable Iraqi security force is in place
- Withdraw all U.S. troops, contractors and bases within six months; United Nations peacekeepers in Iraq; financial aid to help put Iraq back together
- Withdraw all U.S. forces immediately from Iraq, Afghanistan and all other foreign countries; voted against Iraq War and against all funding for it
- Withdraw U.S. troops as soon as possible; believes the invasion and occupation of Iraq were mistakes
- Withdraw all U.S. troops, contractors and bases immediately; wants the U.S. to pay back the Iraqi people for the destruction it caused
1 thought on “Where the Candidates Stand: Iraq War”
Leaving an implanted US goernnmvet thousands of troops in Iraq is tantamount to allowing the US to monitor oil deliveries on new contracts to force Iraq to pay their former debts before invasion pay for the entire war in oil which provides a way to rob Iraq legally. It’s remotely controlling Iraq without being there much having destroyed as many insurgents is a possible. A full force troop return if things get out of control is a possibility! Voila! Oil take over in 9 years. Nice grab!