By ALEXANDER COCKBURN, May 6-8, 2011
Barack Obama, who pledged to restore ethical honor to the White House after the Bush years, is now burying himself under an active volcano of lies, mostly but not exclusively concerning the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
There was scarcely a sentence in the President's Sunday night address, or in the subsequent briefing by John Brennan, his chief counter-terrorism coordinator, that has not been subsequently retracted by CIA director Leon Panetta or the White House press spokesman, Jay Carney, or by various documentary records.
Phi Beta Iota: This is the best and most historically-grounded dismantling of the various lies told by the Administration with respect to the Bin Laden Show, and also brings in the WikiLeaks factor with respect to timing. The mendacity of entire event is quite clear.