Feb. 26 marked the beginning of the Conservative Political Action Committee (or CPAC) annual convention. Conference speakers include leading figures from the Republican Party as well as conservative columnists, pundits and activists. Among yesterday’s speakers was John Bolton, U.N. ambassador under President George W. Bush and now a senior fellow with the conservative American Enterprise Institute. During his speech, Bolton repeated a bit of old bunk from the 2008 campaign, falsely claiming that Obama called Iran “a tiny threat.”
Ride into the Danger Zone
The Air Force’s much-criticized F-22 has been a favorite subject of much of the blogosphere, particularly since Mark Bowden’s feature article praising the fighter appeared in the March issue of The Atlantic . Tuesday night the discussion went mainstream, with Obama’s oblique reference to “Cold War weapons we don’t use.” As we said in our article over on the main site, Obama is right to describe the F-22 this way. Development on the fighter began in 1981,
Liberal Lobby Lacks Context
A liberal coalition calling itself Americans Against Escalation in Iraq is running a TV ad that says the U.S. will be in Iraq for a decade to come and that the military draft will be reinstated. But the ad supports those conclusions by twisting the words of two senior generals.
More Mitt Missteps
Mitt Romney has been boasting of accomplishments as governor, while also outlining foreign policy proposals. But Romney sometimes alters the past, exaggerates his record and traffics in ambiguous language.
Zell Miller’s Attack on Kerry: A Little Out Of Date
Miller slams Kerry for opposing bombers, fighters, and helicopters. That WAS true 20 years ago but not lately.
More Bush Distortions of Kerry Defense Record
Latest barrage of ads repeats misleading claims that Kerry “repeatedly opposed” mainstream weapons.
Did Kerry Vote “No” on Body Armor for Troops?
Yes, along with $87 billion worth of other things. But Bush didn’t send enough in the first place.