The Whole Truth and Nothing But?

Call them lies, call them fudges, all three candidates have committed their share


1. Iran-contra. The credibility of Bush's repeated insistence that he was "not in the loop" on the arms-for-hostages deal has been steadily eroded. Documents revealed in early September suggest that despite his claims to the contrary, Bush knew in early 1986 of objections to the sale by Secretary of State George Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

2. Abortion. Bush regularly declares, "My position on abortion hasn't changed." Well, not recently, anyway. Bush backed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision when he ran for President in 1980, but moved to the right as Vice President under Reagan during the 1980s...

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