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CBS news reporter: Government lying to us about war on terror

lara logan

"I can't stand that there's a major lie being propagated about the real situation. I don't care who's in power. I don't care who's behind it," Lara Logan said.


 by Napp Nazworth  October 11, 2012     

Newscast Media HOUSTON, TexasVeteran Middle East reporter Lara Logan, who works for CBS' "60 Minutes," accused the U.S. government of propagating a "major lie" about terrorism, in her keynote address at Tuesday's Better Government Association annual luncheon. The lie, Logan said, is that the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists have softened in recent years.

There has been "a narrative coming out of Washington over the last few years," Logan claimed, "driven by Pakistani lobbying money and by Taliban apologists," that "the Taliban today is so unlike the Taliban of 2001. They are just a more moderate, gentler, kinder, Taliban that just can't wait to see women in the workplace, occupy an equal role in society ... it's such nonsense."

Logan was speaking about a Sept. 30 segment she reported on for "60 Minutes" about "insider attacks" killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Watch:


Logan also criticized the media who cover terrorism for not paying attention to what the terrorists say about the United States.

"Our way of life is under attack. And if you think that is government propaganda, if you think that's nonsense, if you think that's war-mongering, you're not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight," Logan said emphatically.

"In your arrogance, you think you write the script, but you don't. There's two sides and we don't dictate the terms."

Toward the end of her speech, Logan directed more of her criticism directly at the Obama administration.

"I can't stand that there's a major lie being propagated about the real situation. I don't care who's in power. I don't care who's behind it," she said.

She also criticized the Obama administration for its misleading statements about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

"When I look at what's going on in Libya, there's a big song and dance about whether this was a terrorist attack or a protest and you just want to scream, for God's sake, are you kidding me?"       Add Comments>>







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