An ABC News survey of public opinion in Iraq found much pessimism as the fourth anniversary of the war approached. A British poll’s summary sounded less gloomy, but was actually similar.
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While President Bush was right on the facts he cited in his Iraq speech, there were some notable omissions.
As we wait for the ballots to be counted, we look back on some of that ads that caught our attention for other reasons. We offer these FactCheck.org awards just for fun.
The mid-term elections of 2006 brought an unprecedented barrage of advertising containing much that is false or misleading.
Bush supporters falsely quote Lincoln as advocating arresting, exiling or hanging members of Congress who damage military morale in wartime.
A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad that appeared on the Internet this week attacks the record of “Bush and the GOP” on homeland security, but makes some factual stumbles.
A GOP radio ad falsely characterizes Sen. Feingold’s censure resolution as reprimanding the President for pursuing al Qaeda.
The President burnishes the State of the Union through selective facts and strategic omissions.
A DNC TV ad accuses Bush of breaking his word, but it strains some facts in the process.
A liberal group re-names itself and launches a $1-million ad campaign making dubious claims.