And it's a whopper! Jules Crittenden provides the report:
Washington Post's live fact check finds Obama out-and-out wrong on several counts but has to parse and pick apart assiduously to find McCain at fault. Whatever. A telling exercise. Where it gets bizarre is in the grand finale, this astonishing McCain bash:
"John McCain kicked the evening off with a wild exaggeration by describing the allied invasion of Normandy as "the greatest invasion" in history.
"Such historical comparisons are always dangerous. In scale, the D-Day landings were far exceeded by Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union, in June 1941, and the Soviet invasion of Germany at the end of World War II.
"A total of 326,000 allied troops took part in the initial D-day Landings in June 1944. By comparison, Hitler's sent an army of 4.5 million men into the Soviet Union in June 1941along a 1,800 mile front."
If you really want to get into it, the Siegfrieds and the Ivans did it across land. The western allies did it over water. Universally regarded as the greatest sea invasion of all time, in contention for the greatest single technological and organizational, a massive, highly complex operation conducted under strict secrecy, cloaked by highly successful deception. Different. Greater. And on unconditional greatness alone, it's important to note that the jackbooted sausage-eating bucketheads, several months in, when it started snowing and they were all still in their summer uniforms and not in Moscow as planned, weren't feeling so great any more. The Soviets didn't launch an invasion of Germany as much as they pushed multiple fronts forward over a period of two years. Sort of like we did after we invaded Normandy.