Now that mustachioed super-villain John Bolton is in the driver’s seat of America’s foreign policy, an old video of the arch-neocon admitting he would lie to the public to achieve his goals is making the rounds once again.
Go ahead and watch it for yourself.
Here’s the money quote for those who missed it: “If I had to say something I knew was false to protect American national security, I would do it.”
The example Bolton gives to flesh out his point is relatively uncontroversial. “I don’t think we’re often faced with that difficulty, but would I lie about where the D-Day invasion was going to take place to deceive the Germans, you’d better believe it.”
But is that where the principle of knowingly lying to the public in the name of “national security” begins and ends? Not revealing the dates and locations of planned military operations? Or do you think that someone like John Bolton and his neocon friends just might use this idea of lying a little bit more liberally to achieve their goals?
In fact, we don’t even have to wonder about this point, nor should we be shocked in the least that a neocon like Bolton—who is now openly lusting after regime change in Iran and Venezuela—would profess his allegiance to the “noble lie.” All it takes is a little examination of the historical roots of the neocons to see that this has always been their openly admitted policy.
So what is the “noble lie” and what does it have to do with the founding father of the neocon movement? Find out in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber.
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