As usual, and as I’ve come to expect, several misleading remarks were made in regards to Foreign Policy, Earmark Spending, The Economy, etc etc. So for you I provide the facts! On both sides. Here’s a sample:
At times, the truth became elastic. For instance, McCain said that one solution to the country’s financial crisis is to “stop sending $700 billion a year to countries that don’t like us.”
The Associated Press reported that McCain was referring to the U.S. purchase of oil from hostile countries and that the $700 billion figure is misleading. One-third of the total that the U.S. spends on oil imports — a total much less than the inflated figure — goes to countries that are not hostile to the U.S., such as Britain, Canada and Mexico.