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February 20, 2013


McConnell Fooled by Fake Report

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote late last year to the Pentagon with "an unusually credulous query" on behalf of a constituent who saw a news article on Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, Wired reports.

Wrote McConnell: "I would appreciate your review and response to my constituent's concerns."

The article was actually a not-so-subtle parody which even quotes a fake military spokesman: "By allowing the detainees to use the Department of Veterans Affairs, we hope to completely crush their souls with bureaucracy."














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