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John Pilger : 80 per cent of the media echoed US/UK government lies on the invasion of Iraq

category galway | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Saturday December 09, 2006 01:45author by Brigid Avnery - Gush Shalom

An invasion is not an invasion if “we” do it

Extract : "An invasion is not an invasion if “we” do it, regardless of the lies that justified it and the contempt shown for international law. An occupation is not an occupation if “we” run it, no matter that the means to our “positive ends” require the violent deaths of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, and an unnecessary sectarian tragedy.

Those who euphemise these crimes are those Arthur Miller had in mind when he wrote: “The thought that the state... is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.” Miller might have been less charitable had he referred directly to those whose job it was to keep the record straight". (full 7th December, New Statesman report on link)

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