Statements about Iraq

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.

John McCain and George W. Bush want to spend "a trillion dollars in Iraq over the next 10 years."

Obama says Clinton in 2002 suggested there was a connection between al-Qaida and the Iraqi government.

"We are bogged down in a war that John McCain now suggests might go on for another 100 years."

"John McCain says it's okay with him if the U.S. spends the next thousand years in Iraq."

Says Clinton did not read the National Intelligence Estimate before voting for the Iraq war.

Barack Obama said in 2004 "that he basically agreed with the way George Bush was conducting the war."

The DNC says McCain flip-flopped on whether the Iraq War would be easy.

"One man sacrificed for his country. One man opposed a flawed strategy in Iraq. One man had the courage to call for change. One man didn't play politics with the truth. One man stands up to the special interests."

"George Bush sent people to war without body armor."

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