Politicians, by nature, lie. It must be part of their DNA. I dare say such a thing because the lies of politicians occur daily and are duly noted, if lamely, by the so-called "Lamestream Media," most of whom are employed by corporations which provide their personal politicians the means whereby they can remain in office and continue to lie.
Georgi W. Bushki once commented to the effect it's better to err on the side of life (see photo above). Today, after thousands of American soldiers were killed via his orders, and multiple thousands of Iraqis lost their lives, we know Mr. Bushki to be an enormous liar. We know his concern was never to err on the side of life, but rather on the side of those who would control the oil reserves of the Middle East. Any contrived contriteness on the part of Mr. Bushki for those who died as a result of his illegal and immoral militaristic adventures was just that - contrived and phony: his tears were crocodile tears!
Currently, many of the neocons who clamored for invading Iraq and Afghanistan, are once again beating the drums for war - this time with Iran. Iran has lots of oil. Iran is engaged in becoming a nuclear power. For peaceful purposes, of course. Or so the Iranian leaders claim.
The neocons have no problem with India having the bomb, or Pakistan, or Israel, or Russia (which appears to be metamorphosing into the old Soviet Union), or China, or... So, what's the problem? Why pick on Iran? Is Iran more of a threat to the United States than these other countries (not counting Israel, of course)?
In case you have any doubts about this resurrected neocon vision for another war, just Google "Neocons want war with Iran."
Neocons lie! All of them. Especially neocons holding public office.
If they get their way, thousands, perhaps millions of human beings will die. And you can bet your life neither the neocons nor members of their family will be in the front lines. They'll happily send you, your wife, your children and your grandchildren into the maelstrom, but they'll hide out in D.C. bars, swizzling martinis while their apocalyptic vision of death by firestorm is carried out and your flesh and blood are seared beyond recognition.
Georgi W. Bushki lied. The neocons lie. They lie, we die.
How can this happen when the people oppose such action? Consider this quote; you may have read it before but it has become particularly pertinent in mid-2012:
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
--Hermann Goring at the Nuremberg Trials