Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
'Faulty and fabricated rationale' led to quagmire in Iraq
Replace U.S. troops with U.N. force, expedite Iraqi elections
For limiting force, says pre-emption violates international law
Wary of unrest, harm to Afghans, absence of U.S. exit policy
Sympathetic to Palestinians' plight; urges open, balanced dialogue
War in Iraq
NOTE AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ:
Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase
and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program;
DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered;
NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.