Longtime GOP activist Frank Gaffney comes awfully close to suggesting war opponents are committing treason. In doing so, he takes a quote from Abraham Lincoln that makes Gaffney's own blather sound downright sane:
"Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged."
Problem is, Lincoln never said it. As Glenn Greenwald explains, the quote was basically fabricated by an editor at Insight magazine in 2003, and the pro-war crowd has been running wild with it ever since.