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Politicians are good liars
´because they convince
themselves they are telling
the truth´, study reveals

Daily Mail [UK], by Emma Innes

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Posted By:mitzi, 3/17/2014 4:31:07 PM

Politicians make good liars because they manage to convince themselves they are telling the truth, a study has revealed. And this has also made it easier to hoodwink the public because the best liars are the ones who do not realise they are lying, said the study. From Watergate to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), world leaders have been guilty of untruths whether it is blatant lies or honest mistakes, it claims. But they may have fooled themselves into believing, for instance, that Iraq had WMD because it is what they wanted to believe, said political professor Dr Anna Galeotti.

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Otherwise known as self-deception. I found an interesting article at Psychology Today (November 2008). It´s a type of psychosis. Psychosis--contrary to the conventional mainstream view--is most often not merely the manifestation of biochemical aberration or a "broken brain," but a fundamentally psychological phenomenon. And, as such, it demonstrates the dangerous degree to which the human mind is capable of massive self-deception.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/17/2014 5:13:48 PM     (No. 9772642)

Funny how two presidents who were essentially lovers of liberty (and Republican) with very little need to deceive anyone were chosen as examples of "Liars".

When the whole ´Progressive´ agenda is built upon the notion of incrementalism wherein they never admit their ultimate goals about anything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 3/17/2014 5:29:06 PM     (No. 9772656)

The Daily Mail plumbs new depths of shallowness in this article when they bring up the WMD example.

- Before invasion: Iraqi missiles discovered that exceed size & range allowed by UN.
- Aug 2004: US forces purchased containers of liquid sulfur mustard, a toxic blister agent used as a chemical weapon.
- US unearthed a cache of 155mm artillery shells leaking a black tar-like substance that tested positive for mustard.
- 2008: US transfers 550 metric tons of yellowcake from Iraq to Canada.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/wikileaks-show-wmd-hunt-continued-in-iraq-with-surprising-results/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=RelatedLinks&utm_campaign=Previous



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Reply 3 - Posted by: thomthomp, 3/17/2014 5:33:58 PM     (No. 9772661)

I couldn´t get past the fourth paragraph:

"But they may have fooled themselves into believing, for instance, that Iraq had WMD because it is what they wanted to believe, said political professor Dr Anna Galeotti."

George W.Bush did not fool himself. He believed Iraq had WMDs because that´s what every Western intelligence agency told him. And just because we did not find them does not mean they were not there.

Perhaps Dr. Anna Gleotti said that because that´s what she wanted to believe.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: thomthomp, 3/17/2014 5:36:52 PM     (No. 9772664)

Apologies, misspelled "Galeotti."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 3/17/2014 5:44:15 PM     (No. 9772677)

Not so. Politicians (esp. Democrats) are good liars because they are completely void of conscience. They are not concerned about the truth of what they say as long as it furthers their political ambition.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 3/17/2014 5:53:50 PM     (No. 9772686)

So Øbama really believed we could keep our plan?
Call me confused.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: schnapps, 3/17/2014 6:00:12 PM     (No. 9772699)

Maybe Ø doesn´t have a pen and a phone after all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LouD, 3/17/2014 6:40:20 PM     (No. 9772735)

They are all liars. Remember that and there is no need to believe anything they say without absolute proof.
Go, and lie no more. (As if that would work!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/17/2014 7:49:38 PM     (No. 9772790)

In other words, they´re delusional? Heck, I could have told you that without a study.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/17/2014 9:44:45 PM     (No. 9772891)

More than that, they lie to convince the lofo´s.

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