Statements about Iraq

Documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that American, British and Israeli intelligence agencies worked together to create the Islamic State.  

The Islamic State, or ISIS, was "cast off by al-Qaida because" it was "considered too extreme."  

Top U.S. intelligence officials have told "every member of Congress, including the president, we’re about to be attacked in a serious way because (of) the threat emanating from Syria and Iraq."

"The leader of ISIS was imprisoned by American troops and ordered released to Iraq by Obama administration in 2009."

"For the cost of the Iraq War we could’ve ended world hunger for 30 years."

"By 2006, the American people were overwhelmingly against the Iraq War."

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was "released by Obama in 2009."

All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."  

"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq. 

Says a picture he posted on Facebook of a man posing in front of five decapitated human heads is "one of the subhuman mongrels our president set free."

By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.

"The Pentagon made up" the since-debunked heroics of POW Jessica Lynch as she tried to avoid capture in Iraq.  

Says Barack Obama broke a decades-old policy of "not negotiating with terrorists."  

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.

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