The biggest and most consequential lie of the Bush administration was weapons of mass destruction. The fall out of having pushed that lie may never be put to rest.
This administration seems to be doing it's share too. Benghazi for starters. All the denials that preceded departmental investigations - the IRS, the Veterans Administration, Obamacare. Carefully, calculated lies. Why? To obscure departmental short comings? Or is it mere contempt for the intelligence of the public? Do they really think no one will notice?
I can't help but wonder where this mind set originates and why it's so difficult to eliminate. Perhaps the most egregious set of untruths come from the President when he promises and fails to deliver to countries who had once been our friends. The most recent and worst is saying Turkey will allow us to use their airports to launch strikes against ISIS. Wrong. No such agreement has been made.
Did Susan Rice think that by saying so Turkey would be embarrassed into to doing so? Well, whoever was behind the statement miscalculated. Again.
The only thing that comes from such actions is a demeaning of this country and its leadership and the establishment of mistrust among our allies. And triumph from our enemies.
If we don't want our boots on the ground in massive numbers arm the Kurds like we promised. If we don't, there will be no boots what-so-ever. IS will continue revising it's strategy, and like yesterday when they over ran another Iraqi Army training center, our arms will continue to fall into their hands. That's not the type of arming we should be doing.
It certainly cannot be our intent. Can it?