Monday, September 11, 2006

A Deep Thought For The Day

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes

Attributed to Mark Twain.

Supposedly the "Path to 9/11" mentioned the nationalities of those hijackers who were not Saudis but not the nationalities of the vast majority of the suicide bombers. Who just happened to be Saudis. Why this omission? Because Bush is kissing cousins with the Saudi royalty? Because ignoring the place which actually funds the spread of fundamentalist Islam all over the world doesn't hurt our security? I think it does.

Sigh. The problem in correcting lies is exactly what the above quote says.