- Blame the victims! "The techniques in question are nowhere near what the enemies of this nation and radical Islam would do to people under their control. There is no comparison. The comparison is between who we are and what we want to be. In that regard, we made a mistake." — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
"I don't believe that any other nation would go to the lengths the United States does to bare its soul, admit mistakes when they are made and learn from those mistakes." — James Clapper, director of national intelligence.
It might not be possible to fool all the people all the time, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, but the record shows that enough of the people can be fooled enough of the time to achieve the desired result.
The neocons, when providing their take on the current situation in the Middle East, are never even asked by their mainstream media hosts to account for their past errors.
Rather, all of this inconvenient history seems to have been flushed down the Orwellian memory hole.