Topic: Missile Defense
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
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Gates, the Bush official who recommended the plan in 2006, acknowledged
he drove the change in policy because of improved American intelligence
of what the Iranians were working on -- not just to be nice to the
Chaney's claim on NBC’s Meet the Press
, Dec. 14, 2014, is refuted by high-level government reports based on a trove of
secret Iraqi government documents that fell into American hands after
Every year, demonstrations in Tehran mark the Nov. 4 anniversary of
students taking over the U.S. embassy in 1979 and taking hostages. In fact, it’s not a holiday on the calendar at all nor is
it formally designated Death to America Day.
Cotton essentially puts words in Rice’s mouth when he says she
"conceded" that Iran will keep a "robust" enrichment capability. She
didn’t use those words in the AIPAC speech.
As far as Politifact can tell, Obama has never said himself that he would stop
signature drone strikes, which killed two western civilian hostages. An
unnamed administration official implied that signature strikes would
eventually be phased out.
While the United States has reduced the number of warheads, it has also
been modernizing nuclear equipment and has plans to continue to do so.
A group called ISIS didn’t exist while Bush was president, but
the roots of the organization were indeed present and operating under a
As far as claiming al-Qaida was "wiped out," most experts consider
that a stretch. The group’s power certainly diminished under Bush but it
wasn’t wiped out.
The claim is a misinterpretation of a provision that the U.S. and other partners are prepared, "as
appropriate," to cooperate with training to strengthen Iran’s ability to
protect against terrorists, saboteurs , and respond to nuclear security threats, and