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2008 Elections

Chris Dodd on Iraq


(Editor's Note: Dodd dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2007, where he got less than 1 percent of the delegates. See a video of his explanation on his campaign Web site. )

In 2002, he voted to invade Iraq, but openly admits to having made a "mistake." He emphasizes diplomacy over any other plan of action. It is time to hand over leadership of Iraq to the Iraqi people. America's resources are not enough to continue military occupation. A year-long mission would successfully bring troops out of Iraq. Post Iraq-involvement includes initiating direct negotiation with the entire Middle East and holding a summit with the countries in the region.


YouTube video:
Dodd talks with Chris Matthews about the direction that Congress must force Bush to move towards regarding the war in Iraq.


YouTube vdeo:
Dodd discusses his position on Iraq and his ideas for post-war U.S. involvement at the South Carolina debates in 2007.


— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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