John McCain “misspoke” when he said (four separate times) that al Qaida in Iraq was trained in Iran.
George W. Bush “misspoke” when he said that Iran wants nukes “to destroy people.”
Hillary Clinton “misspoke” when she said she’d landed at Tuzla, Bosnia under sniper fire.
In "misspeaking," McCain meant “insurgents” rather than al Qaida, which is Sunni and the deadly enemy of Shia Iran; that Bush only meant that Iran is bad, in general; and that Hillary was, oh, I don’t know, dreaming?
“Misspoke” has been adopted by prevaricating politicians and the complicit media as the new word for “lied.”