Statements about Iraq

Joe Biden "voted against the first Gulf War. He opposed the surge. He wanted to partition Iraq."

(McCain) says "we can't have ... timelines to draw down our troops from Iraq."

The Bush administration's latest plans for troop withdrawal from Iraq by 2011 are "more or less the same time frame I announced two years ago."

"Sen. McCain was already turning his sights to Iraq just days after 9/11, and he became a leading supporter of an invasion and occupation of (Iraq)."

"First, he (Obama) opposed the surge. Then he confidently predicted that it would fail. Then he tried to prevent funding for the troops who carried out the surge."

On a timetable to withdraw from Iraq.

"Sen. McCain would occupy Iraq indefinitely, against their wishes."

Says Obama flip-flopped on withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Obama "hasn't been to Iraq in years."

John McCain has given erratic and inconsistent answers on when troops should return from Iraq.

Barack Obama has "reversed" on his commitment "to begin withdrawing American troops from Iraq immediately."

"Our National Guard, as we saw in the Midwest flooding, can't function as effectively as it could. I was talking to National Guard representatives. Fifteen of their 17 helicopters in this region were overseas during the flooding."

John McCain has changed position on invading Iraq.

"Casualties and deaths are at (their) lowest point since literally the beginning" of the war.

When the United States invaded Iraq, Saddam Hussein wanted to acquire weapons of mass destruction, and "he said so himself after his capture."

"We have drawn down to presurge levels. Basra, Mosul and now Sadr City are quiet and it's long and it's tough and there will be setbacks."

"Sen. Obama has been to Iraq once."

"I actually started criticizing the war in Iraq before (Obama) did."

"Iraq is costing each household about $100 a month."

It's "common knowledge" that al-Qaida is receiving training from Iran.

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