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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:37 AM

Mitt Romney's Most Dishonest Speech [View all]

It seems that with every day that passes, the Mittster sets news markers in outright brazen lying.

Yesterday's so-called speech on foreign policy at VMI was no exception. In fact, Slate's Fred Kaplan touts this speech as the "most dishonest" and thoroughly dissects it.

One takeaway:

It was expected that he would distort President Obama into a caricature of Jimmy Carter. But it was astonishing to watch Romney spin a daydream of himself as some latter-day George Marshall, bringing peace, prosperity, and hope to a chaotic world—this from a man who couldn’t drop in on the London Olympics without alienating our closest ally and turning himself into a transcontinental laughingstock.

After describing Romney's leading with with the attacks on the Libyan consulate (which some might think that Romney would do well to avoid bringing up at all ) and stating that the "threats have grown so much worse ..." while President Obama does nothing, Kaplan notes:

Let’s pause here. First, these threats are not worsening; in fact, the number of attacks on U.S. embassies is near an all-time low. Second, the spate of attacks, riots, and American flag-burnings, which followed the attacks in Libya and Egypt, ended almost immediately. Romney himself, after recounting the grim events, noted that we’re now seeing “something hopeful”—protests by “tens of thousands of Libyans” against the militants and in support of the American ambassador.

Yet Romney ignored the reasons why the riots subsided and why the Libyan people went after the militants.


This is only the beginning. More at the link: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/10/mitt_romney_foreign_policy_speech_at_the_virginia_military_institute_was_the_most_dishonest_one_he_has_delivered_yet_.single.html

It's a good read and Kaplan is an example of one journalist who is actually doing his job. Good show!

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