The smear-fest continues

It's late, I'm just going to appropriate a quick post from Jonathan Chait:

The McCain campaign has been running misleading commercials
using a portion of of an Obama quote — “just air-raiding villages and
killing civilians” — to sow doubts about Obama's patriotism. Today,
Sarah Palin took the deception a step farther, accusing Obama of having said that American soldiers “target [italics mine] and kill civilians in Afghanistan.” NBC's First Read reports Palin's quote without correcting it.

What Obama actually said was this: “We've got to get the job done
there, and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not
just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing
enormous pressure over there.” The point was clear and obvious. Without
enough troops on the ground, we're reduced to using too many
airstrikes, which creates more civilian casualties and damages our
standing. No sane person would disagree. And to claim that Obama
charged troops with targeting civilians is a straightforward lie.

These people will say anything to win.


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