The World: Mr. President, when it comes to Syria, lying is not the issue. The problem is that your administration does not lie well. Photo Source: Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images.
"We have from a reader back East a clipping from an English newspaper—probably an edition of the Manchester Guardian—providing an extract from a talk given by an eminent American editor of a well-known newspaper in this country before an audience in a university in London. "I would like," he said, "to talk about government lying." After disposing of what he called the "little lies" which seem to be a fixed policy of government, in order to convey the "right" impression of small events, he said, " Let us talk about big lies, lies that change history." - Henry Geiger, "Liars And Conquerors." Source: MANAS Journal, Volume XL, No. 41. October 14, 1987.
"If President Barack Obama and his administration are not lying in the lead-up to a probable bombing campaign of Syria it will be a rare exception among US Presidents, particularly since their public duplicity concerning war dates to at least the early twentieth century.
Indeed, being forthrightly dishonest to the American people concerning the rationales for engaging in foreign wars has become a century-old White House tradition.
The historical record of past presidents’ prewar and wartime hucksterism is unambiguous, greatly contributing to the immense bloodshed and destruction that continues under the country’s reckless international leadership to this day." - James F. Tracy, "A Century of Lies: The Rationales for Engaging in Foreign Wars, A Century-old White House Tradition." Source: Global Research. September 1, 2013.
"This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans), and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad." - Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking about Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks on the nature of the Syrian opposition in his testimony to Congress. "Putin calls Kerry a liar on Syria." Source: USA Today, September 5, 2013.