October 2nd, 2004


Your occasional FactCheck report...

FactCheck posted their Debate check.

Read it.

It pins Kerry on a few points. The "outsourcing" comment, while a good line, overstated the case that bin Laden was in Tora Bora. The $200 billion line came up again, too.

It pins Bush on a bunch. All kinds of statements that are contradicted by Bush's own administration.

My favorite?

100,000 trained Iraqi security forces... More like 8,000 that received and completed the full 8 week training course and 92,000 that went through 3 week "shake and bake" training (from House Appropriations Committee testimony by Deputy Secy. State Richard Armitage).