Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 12, 2017

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It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance.
~ L. Neil Smith ~