Statements about Iraq

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."

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."

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