In times of war more ink will be spilled on lies, propaganda and rhetoric than blood will be spilled on the battlefield.

‎”In times of war more ink will be spilled on lies, propaganda and rhetoric than blood will be spilled on the battlefield.”
– Roy Cobden.

It came to me in a moment of “profoundness” (is that a word?). I had just finished reading Charles Goyette’s article “The Three Biggest Lies the Government is Telling You” and thinking about some of the lies & cover-ups that have come out of Iraq & Afghanistan, and before that Vietnam (most notably the Gulf of Tonkin incident).

After the lies come more lies. Then lies about the lies, distortions & re-spinning of the lies, lies about the cover-ups of other lies, etc.

It amazing how they keep compounding.

More amazing is the completely apathetic attitude of the public:
                    “Oh well. Politicians lie. We know that. So what?”

I’ve “Google’d” and “Bing’d” to see if I may have somewhere heard or seen this before, but I can find no evidence of it online. So I’m claiming it as mine. Feel free to quote me.

NB. The term ‘spilling ink’ is a dated reference to written or printed media. In the modern sense it refers to all media – hard copy, soft copy, audio & video.

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