Sunday, December 21st, 2014

FACT SHEET: Who has been to Iraq?

DEMOCRATS

Joe Biden

Position on Iraq: "Bring our troops home without leaving chaos behind."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Hillary Clinton

Position on Iraq: "It is time to begin ending this war."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Chris Dodd

Position on Iraq: "Should begin safely redeploying U.S. combat troops out of Iraq."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

John Edwards

Position on Iraq: Supports the immediate withdrawal of 40,000-50,000 troops.

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Mike Gravel

Position on Iraq: "Advocates an immediate and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. troops."

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Dennis Kucinich

Position on Iraq: "End the occupation, close military bases and withdraw."

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Barack Obama

Position on Iraq: Seeks immediate phased withdrawal of troops.

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Bill Richardson

Position on Iraq: "End it."

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

REPUBLICANS

Rudy Giuliani

Position on Iraq: "Timetable for withdrawal from Iraq now would be a terrible mistake."

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Mike Huckabee

Position on Iraq: "Withdrawal would have serious strategic consequences."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Duncan Hunter

Position on Iraq: "I believe in peace through strength."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

John McCain

Position on Iraq: "More troops are necessary."

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Ron Paul

Position on Iraq: "The war in Iraq was sold to us with false information."

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Mitt Romney

Position on Iraq: Defends troop buildup, warns against quick withdrawal.

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Tom Tancredo

Position on Iraq: Remain in the region, but we need to disengage as the main police force.

Visit to Iraq since '03? Yes

Fred Thompson

Position on Iraq: Opposes an arbitrary timetable for withdrawal.

Visit to Iraq since '03? No

Source: Times research, campaigns, campaign Web sites