18 May, 2005

Truth, consequences

In a comment on Eric Muller's blog, a reader responds:
Almost all released Al Qaida detainees have claimed Koran desecration. Allegations of Koran desecration are made just about every single time the insurgents in Iraq have an encounter with the U.S. military. Whether or not it’s true is utterly irrelevant now.
Is that right? I've fulminated (indirectly) here before about this idea that perception is more important than truth. Surely it behooves us to cling to truth like a lifeline - or else we risk being swept away in an endless tide of supposition and baseless invective. Right?

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