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2008 Elections

Mike Huckabee on Iraq

 

(Mike Huckabee dropped out of the Republican presidential race on March 4 after voting in four states that day put John McCain very close to winning the GOP nomination.)

He says setting a timetable for withdrawal is a mistake. "This country has never declared war until 'a week from Wednesday,' we have always declared war until victory. I am focused on winning. Withdrawal would have serious strategic consequences for us and horrific humanitarian consequences for the Iraqis. I support a regional summit so that Iraq's neighbors become militarily and financially committed to stabilizing Iraq."

 

Huckabee's campaign Web site: Read more about Huckabee's position on Iraq.

 

YouTube video: From ABC Iowa debate: He said the middle ground in the Iraq war debate is "that we win this war and we do it with honor." We put pressure on the Saudis, who we have made rich. Every time someone in this country goes to the gas pump, they've helped make the Saudi family a little wealthier. We have to insist that the people in the Middle East (the Saudis) take a far greater role militarily and financially in solving the problem. The second thing we need to do is end our dependence on foreign oil. "Let's not play around and say 30 years, let's get it done. "

 

— Las Vegas Sun new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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