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Tim Walz on War & Peace

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Change the currnet course of action; need Iraq exit plan

The first priority of Congress must be stabilizing Iraq so we can bring our soldiers home safely. Stabilization requires that we start listening to our experts and our military leaders on the ground, and that we replace the rubberstamp Congress with people like Tim Walz who will facilitate open, honest debate in Congress. There is no simple solution, but we can be assured that the answer is not to continue the current course of action without an exit plan.
Source: 2006 House campaign website, www.timwalz.org, "Issues" , Nov 7, 2006

Stabilize Iraq, if possible, before withdrawing

If data shows that American troops are a catalyst for violence then it is imperative that all of our troops are brought home immediately. However, if it is possible to stabilize Iraq before leaving then we must work to achieve measurable milestones such as clean drinking water and improved electricity. We must then turn over responsibility to a regional security force before bringing our troops home.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Ensure an achievable mission in Iraq

My top three legislative priories include (1) implementing common sense federal education policy, (2) ensuring our soldiers in Iraq have an achievable mission and that promises made to our veterans are kept, and (3) addressing the urgent need for national health care reform.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Upon his 1990 return from teaching in China, Tim served full time in the Army National Guard. He joined his battalion overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After 24 years in the Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Walz retired from the 1-125th Field Artillery Battalion in 2005. When he retired, Tim was the highest-ranking enlisted National Guard soldier in southern Minnesota.

"When I enlisted in the National Guard at the age of 17, I never imagined that I would serve for 24 years. I knew that I was ready to accept the responsibility that comes with serving our country. Over the years, I discovered that I had the capacity to lead--a duty that I strive to fulfill each and every day. The honor of serving alongside my neighbors in southern Minnesota was a privilege."

Source: 2018 Minnesota governor campaign website WalzForGovernor.org , May 2, 2017

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