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Fact Checker Archive: Iraq

Rumsfeld's flight of fancy on Iraq

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld claims that Saddam Hussein kicked out weapons inspectors for the "second or third or fourth time" before the Iraq invasion. He's not even close.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 9, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Iraq  
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The Great Bracelet Debate

An Obama spokesman accused a Fox News host of "making things up" in the controversy over a bracelet honoring a fallen Iraq war soldier. We sort out what happened.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 30, 2008; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Iraq, MSM Watch  
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The Pot and the Kettle

Scott McClellan says that the American media failed to do its job properly during the run-up to the Iraqi war. The Fact Checker agrees.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 29, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Geppetto's Checkmark, History, Iraq, MSM Watch  
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Paying for the Iraq War

Hillary Clinton says that George Bush is the first American president to fail to pay for a war launched on his watch. She is partly correct.

By Michael Dobbs  | April 18, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Candidate Watch, History, Iraq  
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Still no light at the end of the tunnel

A rare Geppetto checkmark to General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker for acknowledging that there is still no "light at the end of the tunnel" in Iraq. The three remaining presidential candidates have been less honest about the flaws in their own Iraqi exit strategies.

By Michael Dobbs  | April 9, 2008; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Geppetto's Checkmark, Iraq  
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McCain's '100-year war'

Barack Obama continues to claim on the campaign trail that John McCain wants to fight a 100-year war in Iraq. Both he and Hillary Clinton have twisted McCain's words.

By Michael Dobbs  | April 2, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (162)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Iraq  
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Older Entries in This Category »

McCain's Foreign Policy 'Gaffe', Michael Dobbs , March 20, 2008
Iraq Truth-Telling, Part II, Michael Dobbs , March 18, 2008
Truth-telling on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , March 13, 2008
Democratic Debate, Jan. 31, 2008, Michael Dobbs , January 31, 2008
McCain attacks Romney on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , January 28, 2008
The GOP debate in Florida, Michael Dobbs , January 25, 2008
Bill the Attack Dog, Michael Dobbs , January 22, 2008
Clinton vs Obama on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , January 16, 2008
Obama and Iraq, Washington Post Editors , January 7, 2008
NH: One Day to Go, Michael Dobbs , January 6, 2008
Saint Anselm College Presidential Debates, Michael Dobbs , January 5, 2008
The 2007 Pinocchio Awards, Michael Dobbs , December 31, 2007
The Fibs of 2007, Michael Dobbs , December 24, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Barack Obama, Michael Dobbs , December 14, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Fred Thompson, Michael Dobbs , December 12, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Hillary Clinton, Michael Dobbs , December 9, 2007
Clinton vs Obama: The 'Fact Check' War, Michael Dobbs , December 6, 2007
Four Pinocchios for Ron Paul, Michael Dobbs , November 16, 2007
Obama Blurs Definition of 'Combat Troops', Michael Dobbs , November 14, 2007
Richardson Misstates the Facts on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , November 13, 2007
Edwards vs. Clinton on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , November 12, 2007
Iraqi Civilian Deaths, Part II, Michael Dobbs , October 19, 2007
'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq, Washington Post editors , October 9, 2007
Counting Civilian Deaths in Iraq, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 1, 2007
General Betray Us?, Washington Post editors , September 20, 2007
 
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