"Q: What do these ‘Patriotic' Americans have in common? A: They are all Draft Dodgers."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
One man hoping
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Gun claim is a Swiss miss
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 6th, 2013
Says Eric Cantor voted to assure Congress would be paid if the government shut down and against guaranteeing troops would be paid.
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Claim goes AWOL
U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Hit the delete button on this claim
"The ACLU has filed a suit to end prayer from the military completely."
— Politifact Georgia on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Led by Admiral Ginger Rogers
Says Texas retained the right to have a navy when it joined the United States.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
"Obama tells Russia that he'll turn over America's defense system to them if re-elected."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, April 2nd, 2012
They have -- time and again
Says in the last 20 years, the French have not "stood by" the United States on foreign policy.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Our horse cavalry ain't what it used to be, either
The U.S. military is at risk of losing its "military superiority" because "our Navy is smaller than it's been since 1917. Our Air Force is smaller and older than any time since 1947."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
They've had it for more than 40 years
China is "trying to develop nuclear capability."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Most of that was under Bush, not Obama
"Under Barack Obama's watch, we have expended $805 billion to liberate the people of Iraq and, more importantly, 4,400 American lives."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 31st, 2011
Only if they fight with tongue depressors
"A clause hidden in the Obamacare bill, which is now law, gives Obama the right to form a private army."
— Politifact National on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Chain e-mail lies to vets
Says that President Obama said, "Nobody made these guys go to war. ... Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice?"
— Politifact National on Monday, July 4th, 2011
E-mail is based on six fabricated quotes
Accuses President Barack Obama of making contradictory claims about efforts to kill Osama bin Laden in 2008 and 2011.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Kuwait paid $16 billion in war costs, U.S. paid $7 billion
After the U.S.-led military alliance ejected Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait in 1991, the Kuwaitis "never paid us."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Here's why trusting a blog is not always best
"A report in Navy Times said that 7.3 percent of Army, Navy and Marines have thought about attempting suicide."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, April 8th, 2011
Claim stems from satire, not fact
Says that in a hearing, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords suggested to Gen. David Petraeus that the Army "put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
No way he outranks the commander in chief
"If you look at the application for a security clearance, I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, September 24th, 2010
He's not the Scrooge he's made out to be
"Ganley said that if elected, he wants to ‘cut the dickens’ out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, September 20th, 2010