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    Barack Obama called U.S. soldiers "murderers"

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    Barack Obama said more ground troops in Afghanistan would help reduce civilian casualties


    This is a distortion of a remark that Obama made during a campaign stop in New Hampshire in 2007. Obama said, “We've got to get the job done there [in Afghanistan] and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there."

    In fact, U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan -- and accounts of resulting civilian casualties -- had been widely reported in the media around the time of Obama’s statement and had reportedly provoked criticism from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a British commander stationed there.

    Indeed, the Associated Press reported in a "Fact Check" about Obama’s remark that "Western forces have been killing civilians at a faster rate than the insurgents."