The McCain camp has seized on an unguarded comment by Joe Biden to reintroduce the experience argument into the closing days of the presidential campaign. What do Obama and McCain have to learn from JFK and the Cuban missile crisis?
John McCain claims that 30 released Guantanamo detainees have "tried to attack America again." The presumptive Republican nominee is twisting the facts.
Both Obama and McCain have pointed to JFK's handling of the Cuban missile crisis to emphasize their own readiness for the commander-in-chief position. But history has become confused with myth.
Hillary Clinton says that the "people have spoken" and she is the "chosen" one. Her claim to be winning "the popular vote" is highly debatable. It is also meaningless.
Scott McClellan says that the American media failed to do its job properly during the run-up to the Iraqi war. The Fact Checker agrees.
Barack Obama has made his "Americans liberated Auschwitz" claim more than once. He is not the only presidential candidate to twist the history of World War II.