Summary A McCain-Palin ad calls Obama "dishonorable," while distorting his words and votes on troop funding. It accuses him of saying "our troops in Afghanistan" are just bombing villages and […]
Obama did say that troops in Afghanistan were killing civilians, a claim that Palin calls “untrue.” Here’s the whole quote, from a campaign stop in New Hampshire: Obama, August 2007: […]
Summary Normally we post a “Whoppers” compilation the week before Election Day. This time we’ve already seen such a large number of twisted facts, misleading claims and outright falsehoods that […]
Summary We checked the accuracy of Obama’s speech accepting the Democratic nomination, and noted the following: Obama said he could “pay for every dime” of his spending and tax cut […]
Q: Did Obama snub U.S. troops in Afghanistan to shoot baskets for publicity pictures?
A: This is another viral e-mail falsehood. The author now says it’s not true; the Army says it’s not true; and video and photos show Obama shaking hands with troops and eating breakfast with them as well.
Q: Does Obama chair a Senate subcommittee that oversees the war in Afghanistan?
A: He chairs the Senate’s Subcommittee on European Affairs, which has some oversight in Afghanistan through NATO.
The President burnishes the State of the Union through selective facts and strategic omissions.
President Bush has declared repeatedly, “we do not torture.” But claims of prisoner abuse continue to surface, Amnesty International has declared the US detention center in Cuba to be “a gulag,” and the administration has yet to deny a news report that it holds scores of suspects in secret CIA prisons overseas.
Yes, along with $87 billion worth of other things. But Bush didn’t send enough in the first place.