“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
- Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist
If the United States is at war with anything, it is at war with reason. The Pentagon released its 80-page report on the Fort Hood massacre on Friday - which conveniently fell just before a three-day weekend. Of course, it is devoid of any mention of Islam or jihad. Col. Ralph Peters addressed the issue on Fox News:
As Col. Peters references in the video, former Army Secretary Togo West even went as far as saying that this had nothing to do with Islam, that it could just as easily have been a radicalized Christian. Really?
Leaping to conclusions can be a bad thing, but leaping away from them as we see in this case is far worse.