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Kellyanne Conway offers self defeating lies

When even Cosmopolitan is forced to call you out as a duplicitous propagandist, maybe it's time for journalists to stop taking your calls. There is no reason to assume Ms. Conway, of the "alternative facts", is at all concerned with truth. Her job appears to be to spread propaganda.

I think the Cosmo article makes it clear she didn't believe 'the Bowling Green Massacre' was real at all, but was cynically dissembling. She was intentionally attempting to mislead us to justify her boss' unjusifiable travel ban aimed at Muslims. This is a textbook case of lying.

More importantly, the US has already reacted to and fully addressed the shortcomings that allowed two Iraqis with terrorist ties into the US and Bowling Green, Kentucky. They would have been screened out in the current process.

These men committed no 'massacre' anywhere, but had planted bombs in Iraq years before and intended to send assisstance to Al Queda in Iraq. They were not masterminds. They were unsuccessful. Now, they are in prison.

So this incident only shows why a Muslim ban is *not* necessary.


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