There were so many lies told in 2009 that to compile a list of all of them would be exhausting. A few websites have tried to pick the best of the worst such as PolitiFact, who seems to have gotten the most publicity with their Sara Palin's 'Death Panels' number 1. That's the best the deaf, dumb and blind kids of the left could come up with? Pathetic ... not a single mention of any of the war lies.
The right wing press is no better. They keep pounding away at the lies of the Democratic administration and congress but with one exception. They still love all of the war lies.
There's a Wall Street's 10 Greatest Lies of 2009 that covers the basics in that hell hole of deceit and FactCheck show us some Whoppers of 2009 but with no hint of the lying foreign policy.
Those lists barely scratch the surface and the use of the word 'whopper' is like calling a cold blooded killer a naughty boy. No need to go into the lies left out, you know what they are.
My pick for the number 1 lie of the year was easy. It's been the same one each year since 2001. The lie of the decade. It's the root of all U.S. foreign policy, the jumping off point for the ever escalating Middle East wars and countless deaths. It's still being repeated relentlessly by those whose task it is to perpetuate 'the big lie.'
Obama has repeated the lie many times. He stressed it lately at West Point in front of some who will die because of it.
"We did not ask for this fight. On September 11, 2001, nineteen men hijacked four airplanes and used them to murder nearly 3,000 people. They struck at our military and economic nerve centers. They took the lives of innocent men, women and children without regard to their faith or race or station. Were it not for the heroic actions of the passengers on board one of those flights, they could have also struck at one of the great symbols of our democracy in Washington, and killed many more.
"As we know, these men belonged to al Qaeda – a group of extremists who have distorted and defiled Islam, one of the world’s great religions, to justify the slaughter of innocents..."