Friday, April 22, 2016

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

"The US president hit back at the suggestion that he was not an admirer of Britain's wartime leader, saying he had a bust of Churchill outside the Treaty Room - his private office on the second floor of his official residence.  'It's there voluntarily because I can do anything on the second floor. I love the guy,' he said."
Does Obama "love" Winston Churchill?
Can the Radio 4 PM show and Channel 4 News, both of which have fact-checking departments, check the veracity of that statement?
If Obama genuinely loves Winston Churchill we would expect to see references to Winston Churchill in his public statements over the last thirty years or so.
I don't just mean rebuttals to the criticism following the removal of the bust from the Oval Office.
I mean genuine admiration that reflects his claim "I love the guy".
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
And if nothing can be found Obama will be revealed as a liar.  Indeed a liar across two continents and a liar at the highest level of diplomatic intercourse.  And the journalist who proves this will have a story that will be remembered.

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