Statements about Foreign Policy

"In the last couple of days, notices were sent (by officials in Ukraine) to Jews in one city indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews."

Says Michelle Obama waved "red communist flags" on her trip to China.

Says President Barack Obama's acceptance of an "Islamic order and gold medal" was "unconstitutional."

"22 Countries Invaded by the U.S. in 20 Years."

"The (Russian) ruble is already going down."

Cuba has "a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours."

"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."

"Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth."

On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.

Says Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."

"The administration was kicking and screaming all the way with these sanctions being put in place (on Iran)."

"Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes."

In 1929, the Secretary of State shut down a program that was "collecting information to protect America" because it was "unseemly," but that move led to "millions and millions" of deaths in World War II.

Under economic sanctions, "now Iran is suffering 30 percent inflation, 20 percent unemployment."

Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.

President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.

The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."

In the event of a U.S. strike on Syria, "the Russians will replace the weapons immediately. They’ve said it on the record. They’ve suggested they might even replace it with better stuff."

"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."

"Before President Obama acted in Libya in 2011, the American people were opposed to military action by 35 to 60. After he took action, they were in support of it 54 to 43."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: