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Stephen Colbert Defends Mitt Romney's 'Peacetime Spending' Gaffe (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 27th 2011 12:00PM
In an op-ed in the New Hampshire Union Leader this week, Mitt Romney criticized Barack Obama for his "peacetime spending binge."

Given that the country is involved in two wars (not counting our military action in Libya) some have cited Romney's use of the word "peacetime" as a rare written gaffe. Stephen Colbert, however, defended Romney from the "mitt-pickers" on 'The Colbert Report' (weekdays, 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central)

"Congress never declared war on any of these countries, so technically Romney's right," Colbert argued. "Our soldiers are just spending a semester abroad."

Or, how about this?

"Maybe -- and I think this the most likely answer," Colbert continued. "Romney is just a total badass republican hawk. In this boy's book, three wars is peacetime!"

Romney needs to fire the staffer who fact-checked that op-ed and hire Colbert, pronto.

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