Saturday, January 12, 2008

Liars Never Win (or do they?)

This person lied to 23 people (a Grand Jury).

So Marion Jones will spend 6 months in prison, submit to 2 years of supervised probation and perform another 800 hours of community service (she has already completed 200 hours).

Now I do know that she did more than just lie to the Grand Jury. She was also a participant in a check fraud scheme and this is most likely why she will be incarcerated. But the first thing the media mentions is the lie. Lots of people lie.

This one lied to 6,602,224,175 (the world's population).

Of course this was not his first lie. Another whopper he told us all (remember WMD's) got us into Iraq shortly before this picture was taken. That lie has cost the lives of over 150,000 Iraqis (latest estimate) possibly over 600,000 (earlier estimates) and there have been 3,214 American combat related deaths since 3/19/03 with 3921 total casualties. This does not include the 28, 822 with physical wounds. Mental anguish, who cares, it's just a part of war right?

So, for his crimes against humanity what is his sentence? He got re-elected and will have a nice comfy pension with SS protection (that's Secret Service not the infamous Schutzstaffel - although there is another group that may be similar to the latter).

Doesn't quite seem fair does it?

1 comment:

Bubblewench said...

not fair, but what's that saying.. "A fair is a bunch of guys standing around in overalls tossing horse chips."

Something my pop pop used to tell me.

Gotta love the government.