Little Toe-Well met, there are plentiful examples of deceitful politicians. Kings to you. However, I'd like to think at the end of the day, a typical politician cannot sleep well at night because of all the lies he has told. Iraqis are different. They think nothing of it. I may have mentioned it before, an Iraqi will lie because they think it is the right thing to do. (Just like the governing body.) There is no remorse. They feel that the IED emplacer is doing a service to Mohammed (killing not just American GI's, but his fellow countrymen.) I still cannot get over this.
Hillary-Yes, I was uniformed. But I hesitate to think that it had anything to do with getting truthful information.
There was a situation in late 2003, where an Iraqi came to US forces stating: "I SWEAR TO ALLAH that there are weapons of mass destruction buried under this field." An engineer battalion, with bulldozers and the whole nine yards went out to investigate tearing up some farmland. Nothing was found. Two weeks later, the landowner comes to US forces and says, "Hey, uh...why did you guys tear up my farm?" Evidently, the informant had an axe to grind.
I could go on forever...
By the way, I'm only referring to Iraqis, not Kurds. I have no experience with Kurds.