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If truth’s already dead, it can’t be war’s first casualty DeBerry

Jan 15, 2020 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

An untrustworthy president doesn’t suddenly become believable when the threat of war looms on the horizon. According to an old saying, “Truth is the first casualty of war.”

But even before the United States and Iran reached the point where they were firing missiles at one another, the truth had been preemptively killed. Donald Trump’s mendacity is legendary and unprecedented. During his public speeches, he often amends his statements with “Believe me.” But it doesn’t make sen...