Statements about Iraq
Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members."
"$360 million of our tax dollars went straight to ... the Taliban."
Says for the first time in the history of the United States, the government cut taxes during wartime
Says Paul Ryan "voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for."
Says Allen West helped thwart a terrorist plot by shooting a gun in the direction of an Iraqi detainee, then reported the incident to his superior and said it was wrong.
"The last Christians are about to leave" Iraq.
Says the Defense Department shrink-wrapped $10.8 billion in American money, loaded it on 175 pallets and put it on a transport plane to Iraq where they passed out $100 bills and no one has any receipts.
"Sen. Joe Biden, the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, recommended partitioning Iraq into three separate entities."
"Decorated Marine, two-tour Iraq war vet."
"More people were killed in the United States last year by tainted food than U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the wars began."
Due to the war in Iraq, "4,400 Americans are dead, 30,000 severely wounded and more than 100,000 are suffering from serious health problems related to post traumatic stress syndrome."
"It costs us, logistically, three times more to fight in Afghanistan than it does in any other place."
"I asked (then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice) how many people had died and she did not know the answer to that question."
"Obama’s stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War."
The United States accounted for 26 percent of worldwide military spending during the Cold War, but now accounts for 41 percent.
Despite the U.S. spending $10 billion on Iraq's electrical system, Baghdad still only gets five hours of electricity a day.
The Bush administration "pulled the troops out of Afghanistan, pulled the resources away, because they wanted to invade Iraq instead."
"I never called for a partition" of Iraq.
"He (Kirk) did violate Pentagon rules, twice actually, for improperly mingling politics with his military service."
"The video doesn't show the broader picture of the firing that was going on at American troops."
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