McCain has often opposed timelines, but not always
(McCain) says "we can't have ... timelines to draw down our troops from Iraq."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Obama tried to defund troops? Not exactly
"First, he (Obama) opposed the surge. Then he confidently predicted that it would fail. Then he tried to prevent funding for the troops who carried out the surge."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
McCain overstates good news out of Iraq
"Casualties and deaths are at (their) lowest point since literally the beginning" of the war.
— Politifact National on Friday, June 6th, 2008
Obama's Iraq remark taken out of context
Barack Obama said in 2004 "that he basically agreed with the way George Bush was conducting the war."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Cherry-picked quotes distort McCain's comments
The DNC says McCain flip-flopped on whether the Iraq War would be easy.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Bill takes Obama out of context
Barack Obama "said in 2004 there was no difference between (Obama) and George Bush on the war."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 14th, 2008
Richardson defaults to 'fast as possible'
"First, he said he would take all of our troops out in six months, and now he acknowledges it would take a year."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
He's high, then he's low.
"21-million Americans could have a four-year college scholarship for the money we've squandered in Iraq. 7.6-million teachers could have been hired last year if we weren't squandering this money."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 20th, 2007
First with details, but it's not the "only" plan
"Joe Biden is the only candidate with a plan to get us out of Iraq and keep us out."
— Politifact National on Sunday, September 9th, 2007
Obama urges withdrawal, but allows for national interest concerns.
Barack Obama supported keeping troops in Iraq, but now he wants a "precipitous withdrawal" regardless of "conditions on the ground" or "consequences of a defeat for the United States," an RNC radio ad.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
Clinton has avoided setting a withdrawal deadline
Hillary Clinton was against setting a deadline for withdrawal, but now she wants a "precipitous withdrawal" regardless of "conditions on the ground" or "consequences of a defeat for the United States," an RNC radio ad.
Iraq claim questionable
"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have changed their positions (on the Iraq war withdrawal) to follow Chris Dodd."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 10th, 2007