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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Truth as Lies and Lies as Truth

During one recent conversation on the DaVinci Code that I was involved in, one of the group said "I don't see what the big deal is. IT'S A PIECE OF FICTION."

True enough, except for the fact that the author, Dan Brown, has claimed to have based his fictional work on truth. However, the exchange got me to thinking about all the other supposed "facts" that we have been told recently.

There is the "George Bush lied us into this war fact". This fact does not take into account the fact that several other governments believed the same things about Saddam that President Bush did. Does that mean they ALL LIED?

There is the "Saddam had no WMD's fact". This fact too has been debunked time and time again. Most recently by Saddam's own documents!

There is the "Bush pressured the intelligence agencies to doctor the intelligence fact". So President Bush was able to pressure the intelligence agencies of Britian, France, and Russia? Not exactly logical thinking there....

Then there is the lie about the NSA contracts with BellSouth, Verizon and AT&T. BellSouth and Verizon have denied giving the NSA the data. It seems to me that with 3 of the 4 parties involved denying that the arrangement ever happened what are we to think about those that continue to peddle this untruth.

The bottom line is, all lovers of truth need to stand up to anyone who knowingly peddles lies disguised as the truth. Regardless of what lie is being told, we need to stand up to the lies!


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