Five Fibs From Last Night's GOP Debate
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Bachmann isn't the only one who twists the truth
2. Muslim Terrorists in Mexico? What?! Machete!!!: Texas Governor Rick Perry should know better, but last night he said that "We know that Hamas and Hezbollah are working in Mexico, as well as in Iran, with their ploy to come into the United States." Herman Cain followed saying, "We know that terrorists have come to in this country by way of Mexico." What? We got Hamas running around the U.S., and they got here through Mexico? Did they fly Airtran? According to Mark Landler at the New York Times, Perry was referring to a plot by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. using Mexican hitmen. That's just a plot, though -- a rumored one at that. How that equates to terrorists accessing the U.S. through Mexico is the stuff of Robert Rodriguez movies.
3. Pakistan is Six Times Larger Than it Actually Is!!!: Speaking about Pakistan -- aka "The country where Obama found and killed Osama bin Laden" -- Romeny said it is "the sixth largest country in the world." This is so false the underwear bomber's pants actually caught on fire when he heard this. Pakistan is the 36th largest country in the world. With a population of less than 800,000, it's not even bigger than Brooklyn -- scratch that, it's not even bigger than The Bronx. If we're just talking about land mass, even if you count the disputed territories with India, it only moves up to number 34.
4. Obama Pulling a Drake, Going Emo on the Rest of the World?: When Romney said Obama "went around the world and apologized for America," no one quite knows what he's talking about. It's not the first time he made this accusation, which would have us believe that the president went on a global "I'm sorry" tour, crying and telling national leaders to "Take Care." But nothing of the sort has happened. According to the Pulitzer-prize winning Politifact Obama "never used the word that is the universal hallmark of apologies: 'sorry.'" Obama has testified publicly that America has been arrogant in its dealings with other nations, but he's been equally critical of how other nations deal with America as well. This looks like a case of Romney making a lie out of Obama telling the truth.
5. Bachmann Proves The Roots Correct on Keystone XL: The Roots got in trouble the other night for playing the Fishbone song "Lyin' Ass Bitch" when Rep. Bachmann entered on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Questlove apologized for it, but he was right. Her ass do be lyin'. Especially at the debate, when she said, "Almost every decision that the president has made since he came in has been one to put the United States in a position of unilateral disarmament, including the most recent decision he made to cancel the Keystone pipeline." First of all, Obama did not "cancel" the Keystone XL pipeline. He asked for another review of the plans for it. The pipeline is still scheduled to be built, even if only re-routed around Nebraska, until someone literally pulls the plug on it.