Statements about 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."
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."
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