Take your position.U.S. should keep military action against Iran, North Korea and others who oppose American national interests.Iran's nuclear program needs to be stopped. U.S. needs to stay in Afghanistan till they can defend themselves.This question is not counted in the answers for any candidate.Military is not the solution of Iraq & Iran, we should stay out of these countries.Invading Iraq was wrong, and we cannot make the same mistake with Iran.
The War & Peace category encompasses situations around the world where the US is involved in a prolonged military intervention, or where the US is involved in prolonged peace negotiations. Currently, that includes four regions of the world:
Central Asia: the War on Terrorism, focusing on Afghanistan.
The Balkans: history of Kosovo, Bosnia, and other former Yugoslav republics.
Israel & Palestine: history since 1948 through the current peace process.
Persian Gulf: situation regarding Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and the Gulf War.(Source: OnTheIssues.org)
- Official Democratic Position
For over half a decade, our focus on Iraq meant we had taken our eye off of al-Qaeda, and it had cost us thousands of lives, a trillion dollars, and severely strained our key alliances. When President Obama took office, there were over 140,000 American troops in harm's way in Iraq. Today, all of those forces are out of Iraq, and there are no American bases there either. The Iraqi people, in continued partnership with the United States, now have the opportunity to build a better future.
After taking office, President Obama removed our combat brigades and ended our combat mission on a 19-month timetable. And after an interim period in which we continued to advise Iraqis and conduct counterterrorism operations, we completed the drawdown of all U.S. troops last December. This decision was reached after extensive discussions and with the full agreement of the Iraqi government, and it was determined to be in the best interest of both nations.Source: 2012 Democratic Party Platform , Sep 4, 2012
- Official Republican Position
Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability threatens America, Israel, and the world. That threat has only become worse during the current Administration. A continuation of its failed engagement policy with Iran will lead to nuclear cascade. In solidarity with the international community, America must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability.
We affirm the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate calling for "elections that are free, fair, and meet international standards" and "a representative and responsive democratic government that respects human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law." We urge the next Republican President to unequivocally assert his support for the Iranian people as they protest their despotic regime. We must retain all options in dealing with a situation that gravely threatens our security, our interests, and the safety of our friends.Source: 2012 Republican Party Platform , Aug 27, 2012
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