Yesterday Track & Field Olympian star, Marion Jones, tearfully confessed she was lying when she’d professed not to have used performance enhancing drugs.
The admission was a refreshing departure from the daily routine of denials, the most recent being, “The United States doesn’t torture prisoners of war”. If that can be said, it’s only because the administration redefined torture to exclude specific tactics they use in an effort to get intelligence. They continue to do this despite overwhelming evidence that these techniques inspire prisoners to give false information in order to put a stop to the non-torture.
If only our society valued honesty as much as success. And if only there were performance enhancing drugs for people with sub-par performance records: our leaders in Washington.