5/29/2002 11:55:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
It Depends on What the Meaning of "Lies" is
provides the following from Ehud Barak
, out of the New York Times Review of Books, regarding the Camp David negotiation amongst Clinton, Arafat, and Barak:
They are products of a culture in which to tell a lie...creates no dissonance. They don't suffer from the problem of telling lies that exists in Judeo-Christian culture. Truth is seen as an irrelevant category. There is only that which serves your purpose and that which doesn't. They see themselves as emissaries of a national movement for whom everything is permissible. There is no such thing as 'the truth'.
OK, so Barak doesn't trust the Clintons. But how does he feel about Arafat?