Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Angus, Aug 29, 2009.
Either they lie or they don't. If they lie you cannot believe them in anything, right?
No, that's not right. Sometimes the CIA has to lie (or conceal the truth) in the interest of national security. The fact that a lie is told doesn't instantly discredit the agency on all matters.
It's like if a husband tells his wife that her dress doesn't make her look fat, even if it does. Telling that one lie doesn't make him an untrustworthy husband and it has no effect on the truth of his answer if the wife asks him to be honest about their financial situation.