To be sure, this is a pretty minor incident, political rhetoric taken to its absurd extreme, but nonetheless it fits with a pattern of, well, lying. Lying about everything from the non-trashing of the West Wing by the departing Clinton administration to the Iraq war itself, which is now full pathological bizarro, touted as a wingnut success. Pyrrhus is spinning in his grave.
If you haven’t seen it, Jeffrey Scahill ripped the wingnut Iraq myth to shreds on Countdown last night;here’s a link to the video, hopefully they’ll post thetranscript (September 1) later today. It really is a sickness with these folks.