Mr. Knight. Have you ever considered that you are a partisan hack or that this article is basically just a long-winded fear mongering? You mentioned Americans don't like being lied to. I would add that critical thinking Americans don't like partial and misleading truths, which are much more common than lies. Sadly, these half truths work, because they incite emotions like fear and anger, and bypass the neocortex functions. Romneys communication strategy in the first debate particularly employed this. However, with critical thinking it can be detected. Don't get me wrong both sides do this. But your enemy is not the administration, it is people that teach critical thinking. Because with it, we demand a deeper level of discourse.