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Bachmann blames Obama for cost, deaths of Iraq war

By Louis Jacobson
Published on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Oct. 28, 2011, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., sought to blame President Barack Obama for the costs and lives lost in Iraq. Here’s the exchange:

"My main challenger right now is Barack Obama," she said. "That's who I'm focused on. His economic policies are a disaster, and his foreign policy is even worse. Under Barack Obama's watch, we have expended $805 billion to liberate the people of Iraq and, more importantly, 4,400 American lives."

Recalling that the war began under President George W. Bush (and that opposition to the war was a centerpiece of Obama's campaign), we put that claim to the Truth-O-Meter.

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