Thursday, March 20, 2008

McCain Lies About His Lies

It has to be tough to be a politician. Especially when you are running for President and even more so when you have to keep your lies straight. The scrutiny a man or woman is put under is immense....and if you are untruthful it has to be hard to keep the ship afloat. Well McCain started misspeaking about the connections between Iraq and Iran in the last few days, making incorrect assertions that Iran was tied to al-Qaeda. After Obama called McCain out on his "gaffe," McCain shot his retort back.

From RawStory:

LONDON (Reuters) - Presidential candidate John McCain shrugged off criticism from rival Barack Obama over a gaffe about Iraq, saying on Thursday that all politicians slip up and it was time to "move on."

McCain, on a tour of Europe and the Middle East, mistakenly told reporters in Jordan on Tuesday that Iran had backed Sunni militant group al Qaeda in Iraq. The United States accuses Iran of backing Shi'ite militias there, not Sunnis.

Obama, locked in a battle with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, pounced on the mistake the following day, suggesting McCain's support for the Iraq war stemmed from misreading the situation.

"We all misspeak from time to time and I immediately corrected it. Just as Sen. Obama said he was looking forward to meeting the president of Canada, we all misspeak from time to time," McCain told reporters in London.

Um, no Mr. McCain, immediately correcting the error would mean that you mentioned it once and then fixed the "gaffe." When you say it three times, as Hunter at DailyKos notes that is a talking point, not anything that would resemble a mistake. So please McMaverick, spare us the bullshit excuses for intentionally misleading people and do something mavericky by telling the truth, or are you willing to accept the title of "Another right-wing hack for President," or perhaps maybe this short and sweet bumper-sticker will work.