2012 Republican National Convention

Fact check: Pence misses mark by taking Clinton quotes out of context

Fact check: Pence misses mark by taking Clinton quotes out of context

GOP vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence's acceptance speech was the highlight of the third day of the Republican National Convention. Here is a roundup of some of the most noteworthy claims he made.

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"It was Hillary Clinton who helped to undo all the gains of the troop surge, a staggering failure of judgment that set ISIS on the loose."

This is a carefully phrased statement - note the use of the word "helped" - that tries to pin the blame on Clinton for a complex dynamic that predates and postdates her tenure as secretary of state.

To a large extent, the Islamic State of today is simply an outgrowth of al-Qaida in Iraq. It was...

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