It's beginning to look like Barack Obama, at times, just can't stop himself from lying. He lied about when he knew of Reverend Wright's controversial sermons, and now he's back in the headlines again because he still can't put down the lie about Senator John McCain's statement regarding "100 years in Iraq" (emphasis is mine, reporting is ABC News).
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., glossed over his past distortion of Sen. John McCain's, R-Ariz., position on Iraq while appearing Wednesday on Hardball's "College Tour."
"John McCain got upset, I think today," Obama told MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "apparently because I repeated exactly what he said, which is that we might be there for 100 years if he had his way."
First, what McCain said was that we might have a 100 year presence in Iraq, as we've had in Korea - and Obama to his credit has, in a rare, unguarded moment of occasional honesty, admitted that:
At the end of the exchange Obama admitted that he understands McCain is talking about the Korean style bases and not a hot war like Iraq, "Well we've been in South Korea for 50 years and he's used that as an example as George Bush has and that is decades and we're spending 10 billion dollars a month in Iraq right now.
More recently Obama has, however, turned to not-so-subtle shadings of the truth - uhm, oh heck. He just started lying...
"When it comes to foreign policy, John McCain says he wants to fight a 100-year war--a hundred years, as long as it takes," channeling outrage from the crowd.
Look how many times Obama has been caught in the same lie. It's such complete and utter BS. Obama has distorted and flat-out lied on this issue -- repeatedly -- and yet he can't put down the lie.
While there are occasions when Obama has accurately characterized McCain's support for keeping a U.S. troop presence in Iraq out of harm's way, Obama's comments on MSNBC overlooked occasions (such as Feb. 9 in Bangor, Maine) when he explicitly accused McCain of having said that "he wants to fight a hundred year war."
Is Barack addled? Exhausted? Unable to keep track from one lie to the next?
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