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I watched the movie The Quiet American today. One of the plot elements concerned a CIA instigation of a Vietnamese civilian bombing that was staged so that they could blame the Communists for the atrocities. It would not seem so real if I had not recently heard an NPR interview with a man who claimed the CIA had done exactly the same thing in Iran in order to put the shah back in power.

Has there been a time during any recent administration when a president didn't look us straight in the eye and lie ?


Aug. 1st, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
Eddie Izzard
The british comedian Eddie Izzard put it this way in his routine Dressed To Kill:
... so the American gov't lied to the Native Americans for many many years, then President Clinton lied about a relationship and you all were so surprised. A bit naive isn't it????

They all lie to some degree or another, I think lying101 is a required course in a polysci degree :p

Aug. 1st, 2003 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Eddie Izzard
I think you can't be a good politician without a little bit of weasel in you.