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.
President Bush says he gave up golf following the August 2003 bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. But he was still swinging the club in September and October.
Nominations are now open for the "Top Ten Fibs of 2007" and the "2007 Geppetto Award."
| December 24, 2007; 6:00 AM ET |
Categories: Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Education, Gov Watch, History, Iraq, Social Issues
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Has the CIA finally got it right on Iran? The Agency does not have a very good track record on weapons of mass destruction. The Fact Checker compiles a list of erroneous CIA predictions.
The White House drug czar says that there has been an "unprecedented disruption" to the cocaine market, but has failed to provide historical data to back up his claim.
Unscrambling Iraqi civilian casualty statistics. The Fact Checker awards Pinocchios to General David Petraeus, Hillary Clinton, and the Council on Foreign Relations.