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March 20, 2012 1:45 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters

The Case For Bombing Iran Is Quickly Collapsing

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September 20, 2011 2:02 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Ryan Decries Iraq, Afghanistan Savings He Himself Has Touted As "War Gimmick"

From the September 20, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:

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August 19, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

The Coburn Doctrine: Troops Can't Come Home Until We Gut The EPA

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August 08, 2011 9:46 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - August 7, 2011

The highlight of yesterday's Sunday political talk shows was Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) deceptive performance on Fox. Ryan misled on a range of topics, from the causes of the S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, to the drivers of that debt, to President Obama's policy positions, to the reasons businesses aren't expanding today, with plenty of stops in between. By comparison, Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) dishonesty about Afghanistan and Social Security, Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) bogus economic statistics, and Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) deceit on deficits under President Bush and Democrats' willingness to cut spending were barely even blips on the radar.

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August 02, 2011 10:52 am ET filed under Blog

Sen. Kirk Criticizes Unfunded Wars — But Not The Ones He Supported

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July 12, 2011 5:41 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Liz Cheney's New Ad Distorts Military Leaders' Testimony To Accuse President Obama Of Not Supporting The Troops

In a new ad attacking President Obama's timeline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, Liz Cheney's "Keep America Safe" PAC edits testimony from General David Petraeus and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, to claim that "President Obama ignore[d] his generals' advice." In fact, both Petraeus and Mullen repeatedly indicated support for the president's drawdown schedule in their testimony, and both men described the long, deliberative and inclusive process behind the decision in terms that make the "ignore his generals" charge downright silly. The president's job as Commander in Chief is to exercise his own judgment based on the advice he receives, not to simply sign off on the recommendations of his military advisers.

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June 28, 2011 12:00 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters

New U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Supports Drawdown

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June 20, 2011 11:49 am ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters

Eikenberry Rebukes Karzai For Attacking NATO-Led Coalition

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January 05, 2011 6:04 pm ET filed under Video

Forgetful Steele Praises President Obama's Handling Of The War

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January 03, 2011 3:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Forgetful Steele Praises President Obama's Handling Of The War

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July 02, 2010 3:06 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Steele's Book Blasted Obama For "Dithering" In Afghanistan

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May 27, 2010 12:17 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. King: Speaker Pelosi, Democrats Encouraged Terrorists To Kill Americans 44 Times in 2007-8

Iowa Republican Steve King channeled Dick Cheney on Tuesday night, claiming that after the Democrats retook Congress in 2006 they held 44 different votes to "unfund, underfund or undermine" American soldiers. In the Cheney/King universe, any opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq gets more Americans killed.

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February 19, 2010 1:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Unidentified Defense Contractor: Drop More Bombs

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January 21, 2010 1:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen.-Elect Scott Brown Praises Obama's Foreign Policy

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December 07, 2009 4:53 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Steve King Refers To Afghan President "Muhammad" Karzai

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December 07, 2009 3:24 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Refers To Afghan President "Muhammad" Karzai

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December 02, 2009 4:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Franks Blasts Afghanistan Decision As "Worse Than Completely Giving Up"

In a statement, Rep. Trent Franks accused President Obama of "undercutting the generals on the ground." The generals disagree. 

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November 20, 2009 9:35 am ET filed under Blog

Surge: Does the Iraq/Afghanistan Analogy Hold?

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November 18, 2009 1:30 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Rep. Defends Obama On Afghanistan, Blasts Bush Administration

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) isn't the most likely candidate to rush to President Obama's defense, but he's bucking his party on the war in Afghanistan.

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October 28, 2009 1:22 pm ET filed under Blog

Tom Friedman:  Start Scaling Down Afghanistan Effort

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October 14, 2009 10:52 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Poe Suggests Deploying More Troops Is As Simple As Sending Food

While speaking on the floor of the House on October 14, 2009, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) criticized the Obama administration for "ponder[ing]" whether to deploy more troops into Afghanistan.

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October 06, 2009 6:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Want To Put Speaker Pelosi "In Her Place"

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October 02, 2009 6:03 pm ET filed under Blog

RNC: President Obama "Ignored" Afghanistan To Make Bid For Olympics

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September 15, 2009 4:38 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Sen. Lindsey Graham Changes His Tune On Tying War Funding To Benchmarks

During a September 15, 2009 interview on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham proclaimed, "I will not vote for money for Afghanistan or more troops unless we have benchmarks." Yet during similar debates surrounding the war in Iraq, Sen. Graham was a leading voice in opposition to this type of view.

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September 04, 2009 1:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Rove Ignores Bush Record, Says Obama Needs A "George W. Bush Moment" In Afghanistan

President Bush's efforts in Afghanistan were a decided failure.

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June 09, 2009 5:55 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Lieberman vs. Lieberman

On June 9, 2009, Senator Joe Lieberman threatened to filibuster the Supplemental Appropriations Bill funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan unless it contained an amendment allowing photos of detainee abuse to be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.  He was singing a different tune in 2007.

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