"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American author and humorist
The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9
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George Sr. and Jr. both used these cheap lies against any of those who opposed them; Notoega and Huessane just to name two. And if you believe for one second the official account of Bin-Ladden; you are a gullible fool.
 -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
     -- Al, DC      
    wow Hanson, a good start on an accurate observation (how rare of you). You could have added tail wag the dog Clinton and Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench the assassin (the peace prize winning Manchurian drone president) to expand your example a little. - The cheap lies and blame continue.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    According to Reid, Pelosi, Obama, and the rest of the usual suspects, the debt crisis that we have was the fault of everyone but them.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    I agree with L.Hanson of Canada. George Bush,Jr. especially, was a tyrant in office. In passing the,so called, Patriot Act, he in essence destroyed the U.S. Constitution.But this act was in the process many years. I will not judge whether he is a christian, but the drunk surely doesn't act like one.
     -- L. Consylman, Pequea     
    Klinton, Bush Jr and Sr set the playing field for the present Imposter in the W/H. And he has taken the ball and run with it.
    Anyone who thinks there is any difference between the Republicans and Democrats any more is naieve. They are merely a bait and switch game who's agenda's overlap and set the stage for the next phase of Globalism. And like sedated idiots watching a ping pong match we continue to think our vote will somehow make a difference and allow the game to go on. Voting is meaningless anymore.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    ... big sigh.
     -- Mann, kalamazoo     
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