Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Big Lie

In history and popular culture, The Big Lie usually is defined as a piece of false propaganda, no matter how fantastic, that is repeated over and over in an effort to convince the public that it's true.

George W. Bush resorted to such false propaganda again Tuesday with his claim that al-Qaida in Iraq, an organization that didn't exist before the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, is comprised of "the same people that attacked us on September the 11th."

The truth, of course, is that Bush's war is a boon to al-Qaida, not a deterrent.

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