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January 14, 2009

Meet The New Lies, Same As The Old Lies

Obviously our incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is going to lie a lot. All Secretaries of State do. But...we can at least count on her to make up some new lies, right?


RECENTLY: Same lie, different mouth.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at January 14, 2009 02:42 AM

Just goes to show that “intelligence” garnered by “intelligence” agencies is not the basis for foreign policy.

Posted by: Rob Payne at January 14, 2009 03:15 AM

shouldn't that be "Meet the New Lies, Sames as the Old Lies,pt 2?"

Otherwise you're just stealing from yourself, and somewhere deep in th' bowels of the blerging handbook it says you can't do that.

(Have you started a series? If so, I see no end to it...)

Posted by: the occasionally pedantic Versen at January 14, 2009 04:46 AM

All the really good lies have been used already. Any new lies can NEVER compete with the golden oldies and so OUR politicians are FORCED to rehash some of the better old ones.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 14, 2009 05:24 AM

terrible, ain't it?

Posted by: Pedantic Versen at January 14, 2009 09:35 AM

Don't forget another thing Chris Floyd mentioned, "Hillary Clinton ... glowering with menace toward "non-state actors" (her curious -- not to mention ignorant -- term for the democratically elected government of Palestine)". This is reminiscent of something Obama said last summer: "In terms of negotiations with Hamas, it is very hard to negotiate with a group that is not representative of a nation-state ... " I suppose he'd have said the same thing about the PLO. But since Hamas is the democratically elected government of Palestine (which is what Obama et al. object to), he'd have a hard time finding someone more representative of a nation-state to talk to.

Posted by: Duncan at January 14, 2009 10:48 AM

Mrs. Clinton urges the US "not to give up on peace in the Middle East"-- after all, not everyone is dead yet. Surely reinvigorated US diplomacy under Mrs. Clinton could equal or surpass previous rates of death and destruction.

Posted by: Steve in Los Angeles at January 14, 2009 03:53 PM