Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Deceptions beyond measure

Newsweek has an apparently false report about the Koran being flushed. The the White House and the Pentagon insist that the story damaged the US image and led to killings in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But an earlier Pentagon story said the killings were not the result of the Newsweek article but caused by other factors. Now new attention is paid to the tragedy of the killing of Pat Tillman by his own soldiers. His family explains how the military put out a completely false coverup story and tried to deceive even the family about the real cause of his death. All this with the background of the immense pack of lies that underlies the US adventures in Iraq. Not to be too sanctimonious, but this is a lot of flagrant deception to absorb.