Statements about Iraq

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."

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.

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