We all know that politicians lie. It goes with the territory. What many of them forget is that it easy enough to verify facts and supporting material generally available and search previous statements in any of the media.
Associated Press has done just - file it under "Good use of journalistic resources - following George Bushs' speech to the American people last Friday:
"Political realignment in Iraq's volatile Anbar province was Exhibit A for President Bush's argument Thursday that Iraq is a fight that the United States is winning."
Now, as Editor and Publisher reports, AP has matched the statements and assertions made by Bush with the facts. It makes for fascinating reading - here.