American Lies

The habit Americans have for compulsive lying is most unattractive. Two of their most egregious and universal lies are:

  1. That the Afghan war intends to protect the freedoms of Americans. America attacked Afghanistan, not the reverse. There never was any threat to American freedoms, just to Afghan freedom to select the government of their choice.
  2. That the Afghans the Americans killing are insurgents. Insurgents are people who rebel against the established government. The Resistance in contrast are people who resist a provisional government imposed by an invader, such as in France during WWII (World War II) or Afghanistan during the current invasion.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)