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Beto O’Rourke’s False Claim About US Spending ’27 Years’ in Iraq Earns 3 Pinocchios

The Washington Post fact checkers awarded Beto O’Rourke with three pinocchios for his claim that the United States has spent 27 years in Iraq.

April 9, 2019
Beto O’Rourke’s False Claim About US Spending ’27 Years’ in Iraq Earns 3 Pinocchios

The Washington Post fact checkers awarded Beto O’Rourke with three Pinocchios for his claim that the United States has spent 27 years in Iraq:

“This is an example of how a salient argument can run astray with bad numbers…But the critique concerning Iraq does not extend back 27 years. The Gulf War was 29 years ago — and it took place after substantial diplomacy. The flawed invasion of Iraq took place 16 years ago, but troops left after eight years and then returned to help fight the Islamic State a few years later. At best, it adds up to 12 years of war. Given the number of times O’Rourke has said this, it’s no slip of the tongue. But it’s also mostly false.”

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