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WaPo fact check on Obama’s denial of drawing a ‘red line’: Yeah, he drew it, but wishes he hadn’t, so it’s not a lie

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By Doug Powers  •  September 7, 2013 11:16 AM

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This is one of the more comical “fact checks” in recent memory. At question is whether President Obama drew a “red line” on Syria’s movement and use of chemical weapons even though recently Obama claimed that he didn’t draw that line, but rather “the world” did.

The shorter version of the Washington Post’s “fact check” to discern if Obama is lying when he denied drawing a “red line” is this:

–Obama did in fact draw the red line.

–However, it was an “ill-considered rhetorical statement” that his staff wishes he hadn’t made and Obama was never comfortable with his own words.

–If he’d have said it more like John Kerry it would have been better.

–Obama kept bungling the corrective talking points he was issued.

Conclusion: Can’t rate Obama’s denial of drawing a “red line” as a lie given these forced hypotheticals and the fact that he now might regret saying it.

That’s a “fact check” should run in the “comics” section.

Update: Politifact took a similar approach.

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