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Bush's lies

Sydney Schanberg’s essay in the Village Voice on Bush’s lies (link via thoughts on the eve of the apocalypse):

I’d like to explain why I’m using lie in its several forms, instead of the euphemisms journalists usually employ, such as spin or misspeaking. I think it’s probably because this graying journalist has perhaps been around so long and seen so many of the really foul things humans can perpetrate on other humans that the urge to call things by their proper name has overtaken him. I hope it doesn’t put anybody off.