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Ted Cruz Lies About Iran On The Campaign Trail

It's a great talking point if you don't mind lying. But it's still a lie.

If the Iran agreement goes through, part of the deal will be giving their own money back to them that has been held in escrow for all of these years. This is their money, paid to them but held in escrow while sanctions were ongoing.

Ted Cruz has decided to lie about that, because the lie makes such a great talking point for fearful old people who want war and more dead Americans instead of peace.

"Obama will be a leading state sponsor and financier of radical Islamic terrorism," Cruz declared.

Except he won't be. And Cruz knows it, but he'd just rather lie to feed the fear.

Call your Congressman, please, and tell them to vote for this deal.

Here's more of him fearmongering and lying. He just can't get enough of it.

And just to prove Senator Cruz doesn't know squat about what he's talking about, here's a one more:

Sen. Ted Cruz flubbed one in his impromptu debate on the Iran deal Thursday.

While many believe Iran wants a nuclear weapon, Cruz declared Iran’s leaders have “explicitly said they are developing nuclear weapons” — something that simply hasn’t happened. “There is no doubt about it,” he added for emphasis.

Cruz’s declaration came in an impromptu but civil debate with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, outside the White House.

“But let’s have some dialogue,” Cruz told her. “So one of the things you said is ‘if Iran is trying to get nuclear weapons.’ Well the nice thing is I believe … truth matters. You know one entity, one person with whom there is no ambiguity in terms of whether Iran wants a nuclear weapon is the Ayatollah Khamenei. Is President Rouhani. Both of whom explicitly said they are developing nuclear weapons. There is no doubt about it.”

Benjamin retorted, “That is absolutely false,” prompting jeers from a crowd of Iran deal opponents and a protest from Cruz that he not be interrupted.

(“Do you know Farsi?” one derisively shouted.)

But Benjamin appears to be right.


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It’s one thing to say that Iranian leaders are claiming not to be developing nuclear weapons and are lying or that they will cheat. Many have made that argument. But it’s quite another to say they have declared they will when they haven’t — and that’s what Cruz did.

Amato has more of his lies here.

He's on track to be the Liar of the Week!

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