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Saturday, April 25, 2009
Farah's Ego Trumps the Truth
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Can Joseph Farah even tell the difference between fact and fiction anymore?

He writes in his April 25 WorldNetDaily column: "I have to remind you, because I have an ego, that I was alone in first recognizing the gravity of Obama's first mention of his vaunted 'civilian national security force.' I did so way back in July of 2008 – still early in the presidential campaign."

What Farah doesn't tell you: He lied about Obama's statement then, and he's lying about it now.

Farah goes on to claim, as he did then, that Obama's statement is "something ill-defined, nebulous, yet frightening in the context of our nation's heritage.." As we first detailed at the time Obama made his statement and Farah first lied about it, Obama did, in fact, define what he meant by "civilian national security force" -- not just an expansion of volunteer programs like the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, but a realignment of the State Department's foreign service to, for example, "deploy 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."

This lie is one of the many falsehoods Farah and WND have told about Obama, and we'll add this column to the list of evidence.

Every time Farah claims there's something sinister about this and that Obama has never defined it, Farah is lying. It's that simple.

But, apparently, Farah thinks it's OK to lie as long as his ego is boosted.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:11 AM EDT

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