It's not really lying. It's really bulls---, a conscious, phenomenological adoption of one's own perspective as though it were factual and true, and the subsequent building of a scaffold of "reality", based on the original BS, through which all else is filtered. I commend to you a wonderful little volume by Harry G. Frankfurt, "On Bullshit",. Princeton University Prss. It explains much of what--and who-- passes today for leadership.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: How to tell when a Mideast Expert is lying