Last night, President Obama claimed:
"Throughout this period, our troop levels in Afghanistan remained a fraction of what they were in Iraq," Obama said. "Commanders in Afghanistan repeatedly asked for support to deal with the reemergence of the Taliban, but these reinforcements did not arrive."
Apparently Donald Rumsfeld the then-Secretary of Defense begged to differ:
"The president's assertion does a disservice to the truth and, in particular, to the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought, served and sacrificed in Afghanistan," Rumsfeld said. He urged Congress to review the claim in the upcoming debate to "determine exactly what requests were made, who made them, and where and why in the chain of command they were denied."
Normally, the media would check out a statement like that from a President during a major policy address. But why should they bother fact checking now? He just says stuff. And it's ok. It's Obama.