the problem is I suppose that our government very obviously abused our trust over the WMD affair. How can we possibly believe them, uncritically?
In America, they seem to take this stuff in their stride. Daniel Ellsberg showed them the government was lying to them about Vietnam - they were bound to lose. Nevertheless the war went on for another 7 years, presumably so the armaments industry could screw a bit more loot out of the situation.
Lennie Bruce said - I'm from New York. Even when I was a kid, I was hip to corruption. I knew the mayor was corrupt, the police...I thought I was probably corrupt.
Somehow they still respect the edifice of government.