“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.”
Keep telling yourself that this administration’s contention that Israel is an ally is the truth. Forget about the actions concerning the treatment of Israel and PM Netanyahu by president Obama. The administration’s cabinet is being stacked with people who are against Israel and would ally the United States with radical Islam.
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s Atlantic Council predicted that Iran will one day be a natural partner for the United States and has prepared a roadmap to achieve that partnership.
Hagel was named chairman of the nonprofit Atlantic Council just one month after he left the Senate.
The Atlantic Council produced a major analytic policy compendium on U.S.-Iranian relations under Hagel’s leadership. Although he did not pen the report, it aligns with Hagel’s positions that the U.S. should engage directly with Iran and scale back economic sanctions.
The report asserts that the inconsistent history of United States sanctions against Iran “reflect[s] the lack of a clear consensus” on how to approach the strategic threat that the theocracy is “widely considered to pose” to the U.S.