The Bogus Lincoln Quote

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Bogus Lincoln Quote

In this recent post, I commented on columnist Frank Gaffney's reference to a quote from Abraham Lincoln:
“Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs, and should be arrested, exiled or hanged.”
It's a quote that has been used by conservatives to oppose a House resolution against the White House "surge" plan for Iraq.

Well, now it turns out that the quote is completely bogus — there is no evidence that Lincoln ever said such a thing.

So have Gaffney and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) agreed to issue a correction or clarification? No. Get the details from the Carpetbagger Report.

And this isn't the first time Gaffney has been unable or unwilling to acknowledge the truth.

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