September 23rd, 2005

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The award for the biggest lie of the century
(by an empty, shallow magazine written for shallow jingoists)


"America has not started a war in this century."
--March 1999, Newsweek

History News Network: Has the U.S. Ever Started a War?

Excerpts:
Americans are enamored with our own goodness. We like to think of ourselves as peace-loving, law-abiding, virtuous—a model to the world. "America has not started a war in this century," Newsweek proudly declared at the end of the last century, summarizing 100 years of warfare and encapsulating our belief in our purity

...Unlike our "great and good wars", the Spanish and Mexican conflicts are little remembered...