Remember the cries of "Bush lied!" after the invasion of Iraq in 2003? I personally wrote many blog posts demanding that those who made these accusations justify them. There's a difference, I said, between lying and saying something false. I'm afraid that many of my fellow conservatives are failing to practice what they preach. Day in and day out, I hear it said that United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice "lied" on the Sunday-morning talk shows after the murders in Benghazi. This is a serious charge, so it should not be made without evidence to back it up.
If you think Rice lied, then you must show all of the following: (1) that she made a statement of fact; (2) that, at the time she made the statement, she believed it to be false; and (3) that she made the statement in order to deceive someone. After reading and listening to many people on this matter, I have no reason to believe that she lied. She may have been reckless or negligent with language, but that's not the same as lying. She may have had a motive to lie, but that doesn't mean she lied. If we conservatives make unfounded accusations, then we're no better than progressives. I think we're much better than progressives.