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Consider the following sentence:
"The president simply obfuscates in pretending that the world would be the same even if it were not for the Iraq war."
The way I understood it: The president is aware that the world would NOT be the same if it were not for the Iraq War, but is pretending otherwise to confuse others/conceal the truth. (Probably to push his own agenda). Is this correct?
The question posted earlier on StackExchange is about the meaning of "obfuscate BY pretending that" while I am interested in the meaning of "obfuscate IN pretending that". Therefore, are previous answers still applicable to my new question? (In other words, is the meaning basically the same as in the previous question?)