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Oct 28, 2011 8:16 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Bachmann exaggerates directive in her criticism

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration is striking all references to Islam from Justice Department training manuals, an exaggeration of a directive from federal officials to evaluate procedures for religious and cultural sensitivity.

The Minnesota congresswoman is equating the effort to removing suspicion of Islamic terrorism from department policy.

An official at the FBI says the agency has not removed Islam from training material. The official was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity.

Bachmann is also linking President Barack Obama with "4,400 American lives" lost in Iraq, a claim she made in a CNN interview.

However, the death toll in the 8-year-old war that began under President George W. Bush had already passed 4,200 when Obama became president.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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