In democracies, or the pseudo-democracies that we are evolving into, wars are a result of lies.
Then who are the war criminals? It is not just leaders, it is not just soldiers, it is journalists; journalists are war criminals.
And while one might think that that should lead us to a state of despair, it should lead us also to an optimistic understanding because if wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.
Julian Assange, 2011