Statements about Iraq
"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."
The Iraq war has been "our longest war."
"He (Obama) has done several things well. Most of those things are places where he changed his view from where he had during the campaign. So, for instance, he's left our troops in Iraq and they're being more successful there. He boosted our effort in Afghanistan, which is the right course to take. He did not close Guantanamo, thank heavens."
"If you want to talk firsts for Bush, this was the first time in American history that a president took us into a war and cut taxes."
"Barack Obama won't even use the term 'war on terrorism.'"
Under President George W. Bush, the U.S. "spent $1.3 trillion on tax cuts for the wealthy" and "trillions" each on a war and on Medicare drug benefits.
In Iraq, "civilian deaths, incidents of bombings, etc., remain very low relative to what was going on last year."
"In just one month, the Democrats have spent more than President Bush spent in seven years on the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina combined."
"The president's plan, even after the end of its withdrawal timeline is reached, will leave in place up to 50,000 U.S. troops."
"John McCain voted against funding the troops because of . . . a timeline in it to draw down American troops."
"You had supported John McCain's military strategies pretty adamantly until this race."
Obama voted "to cut off funding for our American troops on the battlefield."
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