The Iraq War: More lies and forgeries uncovered

This latest forgerie, that the Bush administration paid a former Saddam intelligence officer to write a letter about Saddam's ties with Al-Qaida, comes as no surprise. The motivations behind it as it was done after the invasion are exposed in this informed comment on the story from professor Cole.

In his Nobel lecture Solzhenitsyn wrote:
"But let us not forget that violence does not live alone and is not capable of living alone: it is necessarily interwoven with falsehood. Between them lies the most intimate, the deepest of natural bonds. Violence finds its only refuge in falsehood, falsehood its only support in violence. Any man who has once acclaimed violence as his METHOD must inexorably choose falsehood as his PRINCIPLE. At its birth violence acts openly and even with pride. But no sooner does it become strong, firmly established, than it senses the rarefaction of the air around it and it cannot continue to exist without descending into a fog of lies, clothing them in sweet talk. It does not always, not necessarily, openly throttle the throat, more often it demands from its subjects only an oath of allegiance to falsehood, only complicity in falsehood.
And the simple step of a simple courageous man is not to partake in falsehood, not to support false actions! Let THAT enter the world, let it even reign in the world - but not with my help.

And the Iraq war lies are a paradigm for the interdependance between lies and violence.

1 comment:

Ted said...

It will be years upon years before the entire truth of the Bush/Cheney Iraq lies come all the way out.

Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties
as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4682

Since March 29th 2006