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Iraq

The invasion of Iraq was a colossal mistake, and I opposed the war from the very beginning. Bush’s blunders have left us without easy solutions for improving the situation, but I do believe that to end this conflict as quickly as possible, we should define success for our military operation as:

  • Controlled withdrawal of U.S. forces that minimizes U.S. casualties and equipment losses
  • A functioning Iraqi government operating on the basis of a ratified constitution
  • Commitment from regional countries and major industrial nations to provide political, economic and diplomatic support to the Iraqi government during the withdrawal and beyond, and to facilitate dialogue among warring factions towards developing a stable Iraq
  • Commitment from the United States and other countries to contribute long-term financial aid for rebuilding infrastructure as well as providing security training and ongoing anti-terrorism support

Vote for Jared Polis on August 12th, 2008