Phone records, voting roll back it up
John Bel Edwards
Says David Vitter "answered a prostitute’s call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our freedom."
Misses a whole lot of the picture
Out of the total U.S. military budget, "significantly less than 10 percent of that money is used to fight international terrorism."
The White House, China and experts say no
"The Chinese are there" in Syria.
There were investigations in three of these four cases
Unlike Benghazi, there were no investigations of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, none about key aspects of the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War, and none about embassy attacks under George W. Bush.
Passed Russia in one calculation in 2014
"Saudi Arabia has the third-largest military budget in the entire world."
Only if you arbitrarily exclude a majority of federal spending
Says 57 percent of federal spending goes to the military and just 1 percent goes to food and agriculture, including food stamps.
Maybe before, but not by start of talks
President Barack Obama "said at the beginning of the negotiations that the basic approach was to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for dismantling the sanctions."
Major provisions, casework support are not "nothing"
Says John McCain "has done nothing to help the vets."
Pot calling the kettle black
"Four times, I said, he (John McCain) is a hero, but you know ... people choose selective pieces."
Spending has fallen, but it takes two to tango
The Democrats are "responsible" for "the swift, mindless drawdown of a military that was generations in the making."
Oh they work, alright
"Even our nuclear arsenal doesn't work. It came out recently they have equipment that is 30 years old. They don't know if it worked."
The comparison is strained
Says Bill Clinton "gave a speech in 1996 about Iraq having WMDs" and said "we needed a regime change," even though everyone blamed those things on George W. Bush.
It minimizes civilian casualties, Pentagon says
If you count United States airstrikes against ISIS, "75 percent of those combat missions return to base without having fired a weapon."
The number is close, but the meaning's less clear
"The U.S. representatives that voted to keep militarizing the police received 73 percent more campaign money from the defense industry" than the representatives who voted to stop it.
She didn't use those words
Says that "Susan Rice, the president's national security adviser, has already conceded that Iran will have a robust uranium enrichment capability."
US actually destroyed thousands of missiles
U.S. military involvement in Libya "allowed thousands of surface-to-air missiles to fall into the hands of radical Islamists."
Congress has long history of weighing in
The current debate over authorizing military action against the Islamic State "would be the first time Congress would place limits on the commander-in-chief's ability to be commander-in-chief."
It was about commerce and national interests
"Over 200 years ago, the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!"
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
Not close to half
Says Rand Paul "has put out budgets to cut the military in half."
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