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All Fact-checks for Iraq
stated on December 16, 2022 in a speech
Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president.
stated on August 25, 2020 in a speech at the RNC
Says Joe Biden “voted for the Iraq War … He supported war in Serbia, Syria, Libya.”
stated on January 4, 2020 in a Facebook post
A man at "the storming of the U.S. embassy" in Iraq visited the White House in 2011.
stated on September 3, 2019 in an NPR interview
Referring to the Iraq War, "immediately, the moment it started, I came out against the war at that moment."
stated on June 7, 2019 in a tweet
Says Joe Biden hasn’t admitted he was wrong on the Iraq War, as he did with the Hyde Amendment.
stated on April 25, 2019 in a tweet
Says Joe Biden "voted for the Iraq War, for mass incarceration, and for the Bankruptcy Reform Act while voting against gay marriage, reproductive rights, and school desegregation."
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 October 4, 2016 in the 2016 Vice Presidential debate
Says "Iraq has been overrun by ISIS because Hillary Clinton failed to renegotiate . . . a status of forces agreement."
stated on September 26, 2016 in a presidential debate
"I did not support the war in Iraq … The record shows that I’m right."
stated on September 11, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press"
"The Germans, the French, countries that opposed us in the (Iraq) war, all believed (Saddam Hussein) had weapons of mass destruction."
stated on September 7, 2016 in the NBC Commander-In-Chief Forum
"I was totally against the war in Iraq."
stated on August 2, 2016 in an interview on CNN.
"It was under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that changed the rules of engagement that probably cost (Capt. Humayun Khan’s) life."
stated on July 27, 2016 in an appearance on MSNBC
Says Donald Trump "is going to go out and carpet bomb" the Middle East.
stated on June 22, 2016 in a speech
"I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war (in Iraq), and yes, even before the war ever started."
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 April 27, 2016 in a major foreign policy speech
"I was totally against the war in Iraq, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East."
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 February 10, 2016 in an essay in The Hollywood Reporter
"Why are Muslim armies so useless against ISIS? ... There are 20,000 or 30,000 (ISIS fighters). The countries surrounding ISIS have armies totaling 5 million people."
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stated on February 14, 2016 in a web ad
Says Donald "Trump supported impeachment of President (George W.) Bush."
Latest promises about Iraq
Provide at least $2 billion for services to Iraqi refugees
Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq
Launch robust diplomatic effort with Iraq and its neighbors
Form international group to help Iraq refugees
End the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
Improve relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
No permanent bases in Iraq
Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq