Actually it makes a great deal of sense considering all the other time he's done it.
That would only be true if that were all you had to consider. The point is that in this case we have hard evidence from before the fact that supports what he said very shortly after the fact, in the comic book adaptation. And, as I said, we do
know that he later changed his story to something else
, the navicomputer explanation I quoted above -- so it's that something else that we should be skeptical of, surely.
And last I looked, wasn't this a Star Trek