"lying is a tactial art form...used to benefit those who speak those words" True! Melodrama is a view of life which divides all social and political issues into two, and only two, catagories: the good and the bad. There can be no compromise between them, no middle of the road. Any issue becomes a footbal game. There must be a winner and a loser. One side must win at the expense of the other. And herein lies the irony of war. For in war, nobody wins. All are losers. The melodramatic goal is not peace, but Victory. President Obama wants to destroy Iran's nuclear capability; Ahmadinejad wants Zionism to fade into obscurity; Netanyahu wants to dominate Palestinian livlihood. All demand that the other side become a loser. It is Victory at the expense of the loser. But How to tell when a Middle East expert is lying? Easy! Does what he say demand that there be a loser? If the answetr to this question is yes, then he is lying.
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