(Via David Weinberger:)
“That’s why I said to the Taliban in Afghanistan: Get rid of al Qaeda; see, you’re harboring al Qaeda. Remember this is a place where they trained — al Qaeda trained thousands of people in Afghanistan. And the Taliban, I guess, just didn’t believe me. And as a result of the United States military, Taliban no longer is in existence.” [Bush, 9/27/04]
There’s estimates that 90 percent of the country — at least a very large percent of the country, is under the occupation of the Taliban and the warlords.” [Rep. Paul (R-TX)., Remarks to House Committee on International Relations, 9/23/04]
Methinks somebody needs a reality check here….
I know lying is common in politics, especially before an election, but somehow this is the worst I’ve seen yet – personal attacks, totally focussed on military issues (it’s the economy, stupid!), campaign signs being stolen – and this is supposed to be the world’s model democracy???