How'd The Iraq War Effect The U.S?
Here Are Two Canadidate's Point Of View On This Topic.
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President Obama's Thought On This Topic
Canadidate Romney's Thought On This Topic
Governor Romney remained silent on the Iraqi war while in office. He noted that as Governor, it was not his place to comment on the purpose or implementation of the war. During the 2008 election process, he was supportive of the war. He also stated often that once the US made the decision to go into Iraq the initial conflict was handled well, but the situation in Iraq afterwards was under-funded, under-manned, and poorly managed.
When President Bush sought to alter the strategy in Iraq through the surge, Governor Romney was generally supportive, stating that he believed that the situation in Iraq was not lost for good and that some change was necessary.
Early in the election process, Governor Romney expressed support for metrics to judge the success of the war and eventually allow the troops to return home. This was construed as his opponents as support for timetables for withdraw.
In December of 2011, Governor Romney opposed the drawdown of US forces from Iraq stating that it would be looked back upon as a mistake.-http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Governor/Massachusetts/Mitt_Romney/Views/The_War_in_Iraq/