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2008 Elections

Hillary Clinton on Iraq


She voted to authorize the war in Iraq in 2002, but has continued to question the Bush Administration's policies concerning America's involvement in Iraq. She has never formally withdrawn her vote. She wants to end the war in Iraq and remove the majority of troops from the region, but says the U.S.'s national security interests in the region require a minimal amount of troops to stay in Iraq. She cites Iraq's proximity to Iran, al Qaida, oil and the relationship the U.S. has forged with the Kurds as reasons that troops are still needed in Iraq. However Clinton does not want to establish a permanent presence in Iraq; she is also against the installation of U.S.bases in Iraq.


YouTube video: Senator Hillary Clinton on Iraq at South Carolina Debate
Clinton discusses U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's view on Iraq and the Democratic Party's progress in both the Senate and House regarding the war in Iraq.


YouTube video: Hillary Clinton on Iraq
Clinton discusses her plan for bringing the troops out of Iraq and ending the war.


YouTube video: CNN on YouTube Debate: When Will Troops Leave Iraq?
Clinton discusses the date by which America's troops will be out of Iraq at CNN's YouTube Debates.


Clinton's Campaign Web site: Ending the War in Iraq
Read her plan for ending the war.


— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler and new media managing editor Dave Toplikar contributed to this report.

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