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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Another Day, Another Joseph Farah Lie About Obama
Topic: WorldNetDaily

It's a new Joseph Farah column, which means he's probably lying about President Obama in it. And indeed he is.

Farah writes in his Aug. 22 column:

He claims to have made the decisive call to get Osama bin Laden. For starters, we now know Obama had several opportunities to order that raid and passed on them at the advice of Valerie Jarrett. 

Farah is presumably referring to the claim to that effect made in a new book by right-wing author Richard Miniter. But as Media Matters points out, Miniter gets his facts wrong by falsely portraying events in the hunt for bin Laden that happened in 2010 as happening a year earlier.Planning for the mission to raid bin Laden's compound didn't begin until late 2010, meaning that Miniter is bizarrely claiming that Obama repeatedly canceled a mission that hadn't even been planned yet.

And the White House has stated that Jarrett wasn't appraised of plans for the raid on bin Laden's compound, casting further doubt on Miniter's -- and Farah's -- veracity.

But Farah doesn't care about the facts where Obama is concerned, so he has no incentive to do any research before spouting lies in his column.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:00 PM EDT

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