Betrayal is everywhere in the news. We learned from the Washington Post that Alan Greenspan, in his new book, “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”
The issue is this: Who has been betraying the trust of the American people — including our troops — in bringing about the American invasion of Iraq and in continuing the occupation? What were the acts of betrayal and with what consequences? And is a betrayal of trust still going on, and if so where, how, and by whom?
I have developed a deeper look at these issues. You can read that in my new article. But meanwhile, let’s talk about one of the traps we should stay out of: The Politeness Trap.
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