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The Most Dishonest Statement Of The Year (Maybe Of The Decade? The Century?)

Well, we were not involved in the world before 9/11, and look what happened. ~Karl Rove

Yes, if only it hadn’t been for the “isolationists”!  This is a perfect example of 1984-style inversion of the truth.  This is the sort of warped, twisted interpretation of reality that ought to reduce the Republicans to a 20% rump for half a century, but since such interpretations flourish thanks to ignorance and self-serving myths that will not happen. 

Of course, at FoxNews he gets away with such obvious lies.

about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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