Countdown's Worst Persons and surprisingly the number two spot instead of number one went to George Bush for this.
President George W. Bush argued in 2004 that the best way to grow the U.S. economy was by waging war, according to former Argentine Prime Minister Néstor Kirchner.
Kirchner, in a meeting with Bush, suggested that the United States replicate the successful nation-building strategy it implemented at the end of World War II.
"And he stood up from his chair and got angry. He told me, 'A Marshall plan! No! That's a crazy idea from the Democrats. What needs to be done here, and the best way to revitalize the economy is -- the United States has grown based on wars,' he told me. That's what he told me," Kirchner recounted.
Bush added, said Kirchner, that "all the economic growth that the U.S. had had, had been based on the different wars it had waged."
Peggy Noonan was runner up for this hackery: Noonan falsely claims EPA chief "went to a New York fund-raiser" during oil spill.
And then there's winner nut job Glenn Beck: Glenn Beck leaves no child behind. Or unmocked.