Saturday, September 13, 2008

McPalin Campaign Playbook: Use the Troops & Lie About Iraq

When McCain took his infamous, "Look How Safe the Bahgdad Markets Are" trip I thought we had scraped bottom. But it seems as if we were not quite there yet. Caribou Barbie called her trip to Iraq and Kuwait life changing-- thing is...

She never went to Iraq. She never crossed the Iraqi Kuwait border.

-from the Obama Campaign;

FACT: Palin Did Not Venture Further Into Iraq Than It's Border With Kuwait

"In The Second Official Revision Of Her Only Trip Outside North America," Palin Aides Concede That Her 2007 Visit To Iraq "Consisted Of A Brief Stop At A Border Crossing."

"Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America. Following her selection last month as John McCain's running mate, aides said Palin had traveled to Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq to meet with members of the Alaska National Guard. During that trip she was said to have visited a 'military outpost' inside Iraq.

The campaign has since repeated that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone. But in response to queries about the details of her trip, campaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border when she visited Khabari Alawazem Crossing, also known as 'K-Crossing,' on July 25, 2007…It was the second such clarification in as many weeks of the itinerary of what Palin has called 'the trip of a lifetime.' Earlier, the campaign acknowledged that Palin made only a refueling stop in Ireland." [Boston Globe, 9/13/08]

This trip, that she has repeatedly lied about, was her one journey beyond the Americas.

The Double Talk Express is as true as;

No Child Left Behind
Yellow Cake
Clean Skies
Healthy Forests
(add your own favorite here)

McPalin are asking the American voters to grant them 4 more years of lies, lies and more lies.

These are not exaggerations, or hyperbole. They are lies. And they think we are stupid enough to believe them.