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Sunday, November 9, 2008
WND Still Lying About Obama's 'Civilian National Security Force'
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Nov. 6 WorldNetDaily article begins:

President-elect Barack Obama raised questions during an election campaign stop in Colorado Springs when he asserted the U.S. needs a "civilian national security force" that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force, but few of those questions have been answered.

False. As we've detailed, Obama has said that the reference is to "teams that combine agricultural specialists and engineers and linguists and cultural specialists who are prepared to go into some of the most dangerous areas alongside our military."

Further, as Media Matters points out, in the speech referenced by WND in which Obama made the remark, he expanded on it by proposing to expand the Foreign Service, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps.

Similarly, a Nov. 7 Newsmax article promoted right-wing radio host Bob Grant's reference to Obama's remark, and Ann Coulter's response that it "[s]ounds like there’s gonna be a lot more Waco raids, Elian Gonzalez snatchings" without bothering to tell the full truth about Obama's statement.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:09 AM EST

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