Statements about Iraq

On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.

"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."  

The United States "stood alone in the war in Iraq."

Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.

"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."

Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost every U.S. family $45,000.

Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.

Says it’s "an old wives’ story" that Margaret Thatcher told George H.W. Bush not to go wobbly.

Says Mitt Romney "just gave a speech a few weeks ago" and said "we should still have troops in Iraq."

An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"

On ending the war in Iraq, "Gov. Romney said that was a tragic mistake, we should have left 30,000 troops there."

Mitt Romney "said it was 'tragic' to end the war in Iraq."

Says that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says troops are leaving Iraq "too fast."

Every time the price of gasoline rises 1 cent, "it's a billion dollars out of our economy that goes to Saudi Arabia."

Rhode Island has the "the second-most heavily deployed National Guard in the United States."

"When Marcy Kaptur brought home $42 million for new manufacturing jobs, Dennis Kucinich voted 'no'."

Says President Obama "helped more than half a million veterans and military family members go to college through the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill."

In Iraq, "violence is down to an all-time low" since the start of the war.

"Because of Barack Obama the mission in Iraq ended."

"Under Barack Obama's watch, we have expended $805 billion to liberate the people of Iraq and, more importantly, 4,400 American lives."

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