Nov. 6, 2013

Presidents Lie...So Your Point is?

Presidents lie. The degree of the lies can all be subjective based on your political leanings, but the fact is they lie.

I leave it to you to decide the severity of these "LIES."  While I am not happy that President Obama regurgitated his "LIE" hundreds of times on the campaign trail and the ACA Campaign, only history will determine if the claim he continually made about people keeping their old plans even comes close to these other ones:

“The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, in so far as possible, the killing of civilians.”  (Harry S. Truman, 1945)

“I have previously stated and I repeat now that the United States intends no military intervention in Cuba.” (John F. Kennedy, 1961)

"I am not a crook." (Richard M. Nixon, 1973)

“We did not — repeat — did not trade weapons or anything else for hostages — nor will we.” (Ronald Reagan, 1987)

“I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” (Bill Clinton, 1996)

"the Indians in general, receding farther and farther to the west, have retained their savage habits." (Andrew Jackson, 1829)

"If you like your old health insurance policy, you can keep it." (Barack Obama, many times from 2009-2013)

George W. Bush and Iraq in 2003:

"Saddam's removal is necessary to eradicate the threat from his weapons of mass destruction"

"We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have."

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."

"You remember when [Secretary of State] Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons ...They're illegal. They're against the United Nations resolutions, and we've so far discovered two...And we'll find more weapons as time goes on And we'll find more weapons as time goes on"