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Why Won’t Obama Fire the Liar?

We’re taught as kids that lying is bad, that liars should be held accountable. But in Washington, lying is so endemic and so flagrant that the perpetrators are rarely even rebuked.
Case in point, CIA chief John Brennan.
Back in 2008, voters fed up with the Bush team’s lies yearned for an administration that would tell the truth. Candidate Obama promised transparency and accountability. Yet last Friday, at a press briefing, he signaled that Brennan would pay no penalty for the whopper he uncorked back in March, when he publicly declared with fervent certitude that his CIA was ...

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