Here are three stories that show very clearly that lying and cronyism have replaced honor and truthtelling and that this corruption is endangering our nation and the world.
Paul Wolfowitz, liar:
The World Bank has been accused of publishing false accounts and wasting money on ineffective medicines in its malaria treatment programme. A Lancet paper claims the bank faked figures, boosting the success of its malaria projects, and reneged on a pledge to invest $300-500m in Africa. It also claims the bank funded obsolete treatments - against expert advice.
Porter Goss, political hack:
As additional information on the firing of CIA official Mary McCarthy just ten days short of her retirement becomes available, what is afoot is becoming quite clear. We are witnessing a Stalinesque show trial sans the actual trial and inevitable execution. The purpose is intimidation, not extermination. We should be thankful for small favors, I suppose.
And most tragically, we learn that tens or hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of early death because the EPA failed to tell the truth after 9/11 and because the city of New York failed to protect rescue workers. <The real Christy Todd Whitman and Rudy Giuliani
The government's point man on September 11 health programs said he is worried that an autopsy linking a retired detective's death to recovery work at ground zero may be a warning sign of other life-threatening cases. Dr. John Howard also said it will take time to determine whether there is a scientific link between deaths and exposure to toxic dust. Some epidemiologists have said it will take 20 years or more to prove such a link.