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Flip-floppers: "Voted for the war"

Cheney repeatedly said Edwards had voted "for the war" and "to commit the troops," when in fact the Iraq resolution that both Kerry and Edwards supported left the decision to the president and called for intensified diplomacy.

The resolution for which …

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Iraq, Saddam and Al Qaeda: Another Bush Flip-Flop, Lie, Mistake, Whatever

Bush says: From http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/11/20011110-3.html

We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty. To inflame ethnic hatred is to advance the cause of terror

That makes sense. So, later, Bush claimed:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/09/20030917-7.html

THE PRESIDENT: We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th. What the Vice President said was, is that he has been involved with al Qaeda. And al Zarqawi, al Qaeda operative, was in Baghdad. He's the guy that ordered the killing of a U.S. diplomat. He's a man who is still running loose, involved with the poisons network, involved with Ansar al-Islam. There's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties

So, when did Bush flip-flop? Or, did he lie? Did he misrepresent …

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More Bush lies.

More mistakes, lies, flip-flops, whatever you want to call 'em.

Including a great quote from 2000:

"Al Gore has described these presidential debates as a job interview with the American people," Cheney said. "I've learned over the years that when somebody embellishes their resume in a job interview, you don't hire them."

That's Dick Cheney, talking about not embellishing your resume in an interview, aka a debate.

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Who's calling who a flip-flopper?

It's a Good Thing Bush is "steadfast". He hasn't "changed positions". He's no "flip-flopper". Once he makes up his mind, it stays that way.

I mean, right?

(Much of the following liberally copied from:

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Elections in Afghanistan

This is long, but it's worth it. The kicker's at the very end. We made this mess, and we aren't cleaning it up, because the worst offenders are our "allies". But that's just my spin, please read it for yourselves.

From FactCheck.org: (

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