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stated on February 2, 2020 in a Facebook post
A list of 11 names are “Marines that gave their lives this week for everyone in this country. There is no media for them, not even a mention of their names.”
stated on January 6, 2020 in a Facebook post
Says Joe Biden "murdered U.S. Navy Seals."
stated on April 28, 2018 in a speech in Washington, Mich.
"We have spent $7 trillion, trillion with a T, $7 trillion in the Middle East."
stated on October 17, 2016 in a Green Party rally at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin
"We’re already bombing seven countries."
stated on May 20, 2016 in a newspaper interview
"I can tell you that the enhanced interrogation techniques that have since been banned by this administration — specifically waterboarding — work."
stated on March 22, 2016 in a speech at Stanford University.
When it comes to fighting terrorism, "Another thing we know that does not work, based on lots of empirical evidence, is torture."
stated on January 20, 2016 in a letter
"It is rare that a retirement grade determination is conducted for an officer previously retired from the U.S. armed forces."
stated on January 10, 2016 in Ottumwa, Iowa, on NBC's "Meet the Press"
The five Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl are "back on the battlefield."
stated on August 4, 2015 in a political cartoon on Politico
"The U.S. has now spent more on reconstructing Afghanistan than was spent on the Marshall Plan and the reconstruction of Europe."
stated on April 26, 2015 in a panel on ABC "This Week"
Said President Barack Obama "said he was going to stop (signature strikes)."
stated on January 20, 2015 in an analysis of Obama's speech
In President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, "the words ‘al-Qaida’ were never used, the first time those words have not been used in a State of the Union address since February 2001."
stated on January 11, 2015 in the Sunday comics
The CIA paid two psychologists $81 million "to develop and run their torture program."
stated on December 14, 2014 in a TV interview
The United States "decided waterboarding was torture back when we court-martialed American soldiers for waterboarding Philippine insurgents in the Philippine revolution."
stated on December 14, 2014 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press"
Says Saddam Hussein "had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida."
stated on August 3, 2014 in comments on CNN's "State of the Union"
The United States is at "historic record highs" of individuals being apprehended on the border from countries with terrorist ties such as "Pakistan or Afghanistan or Syria."
stated on June 10, 2014 in her book, "Hard Choices"
By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.
stated on June 4, 2014 in a broadcast of the "Rachel Maddow Show"
In February, John McCain "suggested" the Bergdahl-Taliban swap that he now calls "outrageous and dangerous."
stated on April 24, 2014 in a chain email
"More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before."
stated on February 7, 2014 in an email blast
"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."
stated on January 12, 2014 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press"
"We have been in Afghanistan longer now than we have been in any foreign land conducting a war in our nation’s history."