Say it isn’t so, well, never mind. In an editorial published in The New York Times, the paper viciously came after Chris Christie over the holiday weekend claiming he has largely and entirely lied about his own counter-terror record. Alexander Burns and Charlie Savage took Christie to task over the many claims in which the twosome say Christie made “even dating back to as early as this month”.
First up, Christie “exaggerated grossly his own counter-terror record. During his time as U.S attorney, Christie didn’t quite measure up to the superior counter-terror skills he claimed he had”. One case that makes that point? As pointed out by Hot Air, a comment made by Christie during the 15 December GOP debate.
“We prosecuted two of the biggest terrorism cases in the world and stopped Fort Dix from being attacked by six American radicalized Muslims from a Mosque in New Jersey,” Christie said. The problem? As pointed out by the Times’ duo there were actually no attacks, and furthermore, the FBI used “confidential informants” to quash the proposed attacks.