How many lies can you tell without being impeached?

still counting:

WASHINGTON, May 22 ? Presented last fall with a detailed catalog of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, the American military responded on Dec. 24 with a confidential letter asserting that many Iraqi prisoners were not entitled to the full protections of the Geneva Conventions.

The letter, drafted by military lawyers and signed by Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, emphasized the “military necessity” of isolating some inmates at the prison for interrogation because of their “significant intelligence value,” and said that prisoners held as security risks could legally be treated differently from prisoners of war or ordinary criminals. […]

In recent public statements, Bush administration officials have said that the Geneva Conventions were “fully applicable” in Iraq. That has put American-run prisons in Iraq in a different category from those in Afghanistan and in Guant?namo Bay, Cuba, where members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban have been declared unlawful combatants not eligible for protection. However, the Dec. 24 letter appears to undermine administration assertions of the conventions’ broad application in Iraq. [Emphasis added]

Appears to undermine? Let’s make this into… another stupid Sadly, No! game. Entries will be rewarded with something, and must follow this pattern:

[incontrovertible evidence] appears to undermine [obviously erroneous assertion], as in:

  • Mr. Clinton’s sperm on Monica Lewinsky’s dress appears to undermine assertions that he did not have a sexual relationship with the former White House intern.

    Thanks to Blair for the link.

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    That last one was by me, btw


    The Bush administration’s economic, healthcare, environmental and “War on Terror” performance appears to undermine Bush’s LSU graduating address claiming that “C” students can be successful in government.


    The outing of Valerie Plame and Chalabi’s passing of classified material to Iran appears to undermine foundations for public faith in the Bush administration.


    The Department of Defense’s misplaced reliance on Chalabi for pre-war WMD intelligence, misguided plan to install Chalabi as an Iraqi Leader and payment of millions to Chalabi and his organizations appears to undermine Bush’s assertion that “There’s an old saying in Tennessee?I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee?that says, fool me once, shame on?shame on you. Fool me?you can’t get fooled again.”


    Ann Coulter’s Adam’s Apple and mannish hands appear to undermine the George Magazine statement (the one she lists in her bio at WND) that she’s “one of the…women in politics.”


    Bush’s apology to the King of Jordan appears to undermine Bush’s assertion that “The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the?the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice.”?Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2003


    Bush’s falling off the mountain bike yesterday appears to undermine his assertion that it is time to take the training wheels off.


    The ceaseless hunting of the Clenis and the continual blaming of it for all of the errors of the Bush administration appears to undermine the statements by Bush that he would ‘restore honor and integrity to the White House’.

    The gay bashing and curtailing of women’s reproductive rights of the Bush administration appears to undermine Bush’s claim to be ‘a uniter, not a divider’.

    Boy, that was fun! I might even put a couple more in tonight…


    …if Bush said the earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: “Shape of the Earth ? Views Differ.” Then they’d quote some Democrats saying that it was round.

    That’s a quote from Paul Krugman and the first thing I thought of when I read this post. The media never comes right out and says Bush is full of shit even when it is obviously true.


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