It's a sad defense when someone offers up the defense that he didn't "intentionally" deceive.
Let's face it, whether you are conservative, moderate or liberal, Democrat or Republican, if you are rational and fair, you should agree: Congressman Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican, was rude, obnoxious and offensive when he shouted out at President Obama during Wednesday night's speech before a joint session of Congress, "You lie."
He was also wrong.
Even if President Obama's claim was not true that his health care programs excluded illegal aliens, that does not make it a "lie." Lying requires intentional deception - not accidental or careless falsehoods. "To lie is to state something that one knows to be false," according to Wikipedia. Lying is a "false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive, an intentional falsehood," according to Dictionary.com.