We can play child games and argue about whether or not a half-truth is a lie or whether it is ok because it is some of the truth.
But when a nation is in economic death throes because the truth was deliberately and officially not told, only the whole truth and nothing but the truth will do.
Our survival, yes, our national security depends on it.
That is why the Bush Truth Commission is such a vital organ in the movement to cleanse our national history. To cleanse our national conscience.
When we control our national history with the whole truth and nothing but the truth we are in supreme position not to have to repeat the mistakes of our grossest criminal leaders.
Think Judge John Sirica when you think of American heroes, and think of neoCons when your think of the destroyers of American tradition.