When does the lying just to lie stop?posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:40 AM Permalink
In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration's top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion he made to Congress this week that a recently passed electronic-surveillance law helped U.S. authorities foil a major terror plot in Germany.The president lies, his entire staff lies, the head of virtually every department of government lies, and now we know for certain that Mitch McConnell will lie his ass off to congress quite willingly.
Of course, this time he was caught red-handed (or would the new expression be "caught purple-fingered"?) and has therefore recanted this lie, but doesn't it have to make you wonder how many thousands of lies have been told to us by our government that were not exposed as lies? And how much damage has been done to America by those lies?
And does anyone think or believe if the press had not exposed McConnell's lie that he would have ever recanted his testimony?
S-u-u-r-r-e he would.