Editors Note: This turned into a labor of love; and the love wore out somewhere in Iran. We orginally, based on our own memories of the debate, expected perhaps 6-7 paragraphs, but as we delved, it unbelievably appeared that every single line was a lie or a miss truth. So dear reader, please accept the fact that this has evolved from a light hit piece to an academic, scientific and absolutely accurate historical account, of what Paul Ryan said versus what is readily found on the internet and in personal memory. It is to become a reference for decades to come.
For the record, there may be cases here where Ryan is compared with things his partner Romney, says. The official trademark, Romney/Ryan, allows us to consider both of these men as a single entity. Heaven help us all.
We will now list the lies……
RYAN: We mourn the loss of these four Americans who were murdered. ,,, (if so, why did you use it as a campaign event to slam your opponent before any facts were in?) Obviously you don’t care about real people).
RYAN: When you take a look at what has happened just in the last few weeks, they sent the U.N. ambassador out to say that this was because of a protest and a YouTube video. It took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. (Reports that there may be more to this than a protest, that it may have been a concerted terrorist attack, were on WDEL News at 5:00 that very day; Allan Loudell himself discussed it. That would have been fifteen hours after Romney jumped the shark with his announcement.)
RYAN: Our ambassador in Paris has a Marine detachment guarding him. (Not exactly: The Regional Security Office (RSO) is comprised of five Diplomatic Security Special Agents, an Engineering Services Office, the Marine Security Guard Detachment, Local Guard Force, the Pass and Identification Section and the Foreign Service National Investigations Section. The RSO is responsible for providing security services to all US Missions, personnel and facilities in France. Facilities are locations in Paris, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Strasbourg, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Rennes, and Toulouse. The minimum detachment size is five MSGs (Marine Security Guards) and a single detachment commander. Which means mathematically, each office in France has .54 (6/11)of a single person, guarding that unit….. ) Mathematically speaking, Benghazi had 1200% more guard power than the ambassador in France.)
RYAN: They first blamed the YouTube video. Now they’re trying to blame the Romney-Ryan ticket for making this an issue. (Just kidding here, but we have yet to explain how Romney knew about the incident in Benghazi before anyone else, outside diplomatic channels, had been made aware of it. We do know, that he personally knew one of the soldiers who died; we do know it DOES appear to have been an inside job.)
RYAN: With respect to Iraq, we had the same position before the withdrawal, which was we agreed with the Obama administration. Let’s have a” status of forces” agreement to make sure that we secure our gains. The vice president was put in charge of those negotiations by President Obama and they failed to get the agreement.” (Approval process: On 16 November 2008, Iraq’s Cabinet approved the agreements; on 27 November, the Iraqi Parliament ratified them; on December 4, Iraq’s presidential council approved the security pacts.)
RYAN: When it comes to our veterans, we owe them a great debt of gratitude for what they’ve done for us, including your son Beau. But we also want to make sure that we don’t lose the things we fought so hard to get.(GOP blocks Bill on Veteran’s Benefits. September 28, 2012)
RYAN: Now, with respect to Afghanistan, the 2014 deadline, we agree with a 2014 transition. But what we also want it do is make sure that we’re not projecting weakness abroad, (The former Massachusetts governor and Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination has criticized Obama for announcing a troop withdrawal timetable, but also has suggested that he would bring U.S. troops home as soon as possible.March 23, 2012.)
RYAN: This Benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself, but unfortunately it’s indicative of a broader problem. And that is what we are watching on our TV screens is the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy…( Here is the Obama Foreign Policy Listed on White House.gov. Check to see if all of this has unravelled or if it is instead, much stronger than when foreign policy was in the hands of one Dick Cheney.
On that same day, at the Clinton Global Initiative, President Obama said that human trafficking is a debasement of our common humanity, and made clear that the United States will continue to be a leader in the global movement to end human trafficking.
Hosted the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Russia joined President Obama at Camp David for the annual G8 Summit on May 18-19, 2012, where the leaders addressed major global economic, political, and security challenges, including energy and climate change, food security and nutrition, Afghanistan’s economic transition and transitions taking place across the Middle East and North Africa.
The next day, the President went to Chicago, where the U.S. hosted the annual NATO Summit, a gathering of leaders from the 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On the second day of the Summit, May 21, the 50 nations that make up the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan met to discuss the next step in the transition of power there—setting a goal for Afghan forces to take the lead for combat operations across the country in 2013.
Led the international response to the global economic crisis while pursuing trade that delivers for the American worker, completing free-trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama which will support U.S. jobs.
With the exception of upset people over a video* mocking everything they stand for, religious and otherwise, (I would riot for less, much less) it looks like the entire world is in rather fine hands. …)
RYAN: We should not have called Bashar Assad a reformer when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people. (In fact, administration officials described Assad as a reformer at least a year before the armed uprising in Syria broke out in 2011. At the time of the statement, the administration hoped it might start peace negotiations between the Syrians and the Israelis. Some Israelis saw potential in the “Syria track” negotiations as well. U.S. officials made numerous visits to Damascus, the Syrian capital, but the administration ultimately decided that Assad’s government concluded it had too much at risk, including its own safety, if it made the compromises needed to sign a peace deal with Israel. U.S. hopes that Assad might play a role as a peacemaker, or as a reformer, evaporated when it became clear the negotiations were going nowhere. That was before the civil war began.)
RYAN: And we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts, (National Review Online/ Paul Ryan Contributor: “The Budget Control Act takes an important step in the right direction by cutting $1.2 trillion in government spending… I support this reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending. The Budget Control Act achieves this goal.” )
RYAN: when we show that we’re cutting down on defense, it makes us more weak. It projects weakness. And when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us. They’re more brazen in their attacks. (Despite the Pew Research Center survey showing the American populace to be increasingly dissatisfied with the direction of the country, since the disintegration of the USSR, the U.S. has consistently maintained its overall lead, especially in the fields of technology and military to the extent that no other nation has yet to pose a serious challenge.)
RYAN: what we should not be apologizing for are standing up for our values. What we should not be doing is saying to the Egyptian people, while Mubarak is cracking down on them, that he’s a good guy and, in the next week, say he ought to go.(In an interview with Israel Hayom, the GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared that the Arab Spring “is not appropriately named” because of Islamist victories in the region and suggested that Mubarak should have been persuaded to reform, had President Obama not bungled the effort: also BOLTON: Well, I think what we saw there was the risk to Mubarak. And instead of supporting a loyal ally who had upheld the Camp David accord, after vacillating three or four times in the course of a month, we threw Mubarak over the edge. And he had said for years, If I go, the Muslim Brotherhood’s taking over.)
RYAN: What we should not be doing is rejecting claims for — for calls for more security in our barracks. (Washington Post, 2/14/11:”The scope of the proposed House cuts is massive,” Clinton told reporters at a Capitol news conference. “The truth is that cuts of that level will be detrimental to America’s national security.”House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) also dismissed the notion that the House Republican plan would endanger national security.)
RYAN: It was Libya, a country we knew we had Al Qaida cells there, as we know Al Qaida and its affiliates are on the rise in Northern Africa. And we could not give our ambassador in Benghazi a Marine detachment? (Exactly! “We urge you to support the funding level proposed by Obama for the international affairs budget and to oppose any effort to cut that request; signed by Condoleezza Rice, Colin L. Powell, Madeleine K. Albright, Warren Christopher, Lawrence S. Eagleburger, James A. Baker III, George P. Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger.“Our former chief diplomats know America can no longer afford to shortchange our civilian-led tools of development and diplomacy, and we urge Congress to heed their advice”,”
RYAN: but when it comes to speaking up for our values, we should not apologize for those…(So tell us again, Sir, why did YOU, and Eric Cantor, John Boehnor, and the rest of the Tea Party Republicans, cut out this funding so there could be no Marine detachment to protect the Ambassador of Libya? If you had not cut it, Ambassador Stevens and the others, would now be alive. You did this. Not Obama. He’s tried to stretch out the tiny bit you’ve given him. This is a Republican Tragedy, You Paul Ryan, are the cause!!!! America needs to hold YOU: accountable.)
RYAN: When Barack Obama was elected, they had enough fissile material — nuclear material to make one bomb. Now they have enough for five. (When Paul Ryan and Bush were elected, Iran had zero fizzle material to make zero bombs. They had no intention of making a nuclear bomb. Paul Ryan and Bush’s invasion of their neighbor Iraq, and it’s collapse within weeks, made getting a fissionable bomb the only defense Iran could possibly have to adequately defend itself against such an aggressor.. Serious. We’d do exactly the same; Biden warned us back then that the invasion of Iraq would have grave consequences in Iran. The Soviet Union, Communist China, Israel, South Africa, India, Pakistan all did exactly the same thing when others had the bomb. Bush caused the mullah’s fissionable material to jump from 0 bombs to 1. That is infinity percent. (1/0 = infinity) Comparatively Obama has allows us to be safer, by only allowing the amount to increase 500%. 500% is a lot less than infinity percent…. Yes there is some snark; but pointing as is usual with Ryan, how he won’t admit to his responsibility, and try to pin the blame on someone completely innocent.)
RYAN: They’re four years closer toward a nuclear weapons capability. ( So Ryan; what would you have done? uhh, umm, duh, ugh, …. … …. … would you have gone to war? Oh no, I won’t go to war. uhh. ummm. uhh. Ryan, you do know that the toughest sanctions the entire world has ever put in place are now on Iran… what would you do differently.. uhh, umm, duh, ugh, …. … …. … would you have gone to war? Oh no, I won’t go to war. uhh. ummm. uhh.” )
RYAN: Mitt Romney proposed these sanctions in 2007. In Congress, I’ve been fighting for these sanctions since 2009. The administration was blocking us every step of the way. Only because we had strong bipartisan support for these tough sanctions were we able to overrule their objections and put them in spite of the administration.(The bill was introduced by democrats in May 2009 and signed into law on 7/1/10; it was held in conference by the bill’s sponsors up until UN Sanctions and EU Sanctions would be solidified, so no counter tendencies would occur.)
RYAN: They tried a terrorist attack in the United States last year when they tried to blow up the Saudi ambassador at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. (The Republican allegations of a coordinated Iranian plot met with a stream of disbelief from a number of foreign officials and analysts. Senior Republicans struggled to explain why the Quds Force would attempt such a delicate plot in such an unskilled style. No evidence was presented implicating Iran’s most senior leaders).
RYAN: They’re moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. It’s because this administration has no credibility on this issue. It’s because this administration watered down sanctions, delayed sanctions, tried to stop us for putting the tough sanctions in place. ( The White House, as Vice President Joe Biden pointed out, said at the time that it needed broad international support to make the sanctions hurt, or the process would fail at the start. If the administration moved too quickly or harshly, the White House argued, it would cause oil prices to soar and cause turmoil in the global economy.)
Look for Round Two. With the same title.