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Fact Checker Archive: War on Terror

The King hearings: Is CAIR a 'terrorist organization'?

We look at some of the claims and counterclaims made at the King hearings on Islamic radicalization.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 10, 2011; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  War on Terror, issue context  
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Peter King's claim about radical Muslim imams: Is it true?

The New York congressman has said a report that 80 percent of U.S. mosques are run by extremists "seems accurate."

By Glenn Kessler  | March 10, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Other Foreign Policy, War on Terror  
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Cutting the defense budget

Colin L. Powell says he managed to cut the defense budget by 25 percent. Does his claim hold up?

By Glenn Kessler  | January 25, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Geppetto's Checkmark, Other Foreign Policy, War on Terror  
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From GITMO to the Battlefield

John McCain claims that 30 released Guantanamo detainees have "tried to attack America again." The presumptive Republican nominee is twisting the facts.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 30, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, History, War on Terror  
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Guilt by Association

Despite decrying the practice of "guilt by association," John McCain has been using the tactic a lot on the campaign trail recently. The Fact Checker looks at his rhetoric.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 1, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, War on Terror  
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Bombs Away!

Macho alert! John McCain suggested changing the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" to "Bomb, bomb, Iran." But he is blasting Barack Obama for talking about bombing al Qaeda targets in Pakistan.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 21, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, War on Terror  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The GOP debate in Florida, Michael Dobbs , January 25, 2008
'Bomb, Bomb, Bomb; Bomb, Bomb, Iran', Michael Dobbs , December 4, 2007
Thompson's Wars, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
Bin Laden: Rumsfeld Responsible For Vietnam War, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
 
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