Yes, even the most articulate among us sometimes say stupid shit. This week it was Obama's turn. In a typically rousing speech, Barack Obama overstated the number of deaths in the Kansas tornado tragedy days ago.
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed,"
The actual death toll was 12. Obama spokesman Bill Burton said later that the senator meant to say "at least 10," instead of 10,000. Well, no shit.
But while this admittedly embarrassing slip-up has been getting major news attention, what is mostly missed are his attacks on Bush for diverting National Guard troops from their homes (it's called the NATIONAL Guard for a reason) to fight in Iraq. Or more pointedly, his implied bashing of front runner Hillary Clinton's initial support of the Iraq War Resolution.
"How could we have been involved in a war that never should have been authorized, that has already cost us half a trillion dollars," Obama said. (Bold added for emphasis—ed.)
Now, who is the highest profile Democratic candidate to vote for authorization and NOT say it was a mistake in hindsight???