Not providing the whole story is not lying. Lying would be telling untruths about the part of the story that is told.
Semantics. You know very well what I meant. The difference between misinformation and lying is negligible, and in any case ommiting information is no less propaganda than outright lies. Think back to the last time you saw a commerical for migrane medince, and think about why they are legally obliged to disclose the sideaffects.
While the U.S. military is certainly guilty of wrong doing in its history, it has also done a lot of good things. However, regardless of past actions, history teaches that having a strong military is a necessity. America has many enemies including ones who take up arms against it and would do so were it not for its military. No amount of placation or rational or other appeal is ever going to change that.
There is a difference between the military and militarism. Having a standing army to defend national borders is certainly a good thing, as well as a national right, and that is not what I am against. A culture of glorification of the military and its ideals, on the other hand, has never done anything but harm. The military is a profoundly political force, since war is a continuation of politics by other means, and militarism is a specific subset of nationalism. And honestly, looking at movies, TV and games, can you in all honestly claim that glorification of the military is not precisely what is taking place, and on a very large scale no less.
By the way, the Unites States is not currently threatened, not even potentially, by any nation in the world. When I say threatened, I mean that in the sense of an attack on the soil of the US, and in fact I apply that to every nation. Overseas "national interests" don't count. Preventing terrorism, while certainly a noble goal, does not mean invading soveregn nations, unless the legitimate leadership of that nation played an integral part in the attack, and even then it is only an matter of bringing the leadership to justice, nothing more nothing less. Preventing terrorism, if the concept of national sovereignty means anything at all, basically amounts to placing a shitload of police and military forces at your borders, because that's the only place where a nation has legitimate authority to act.
Take out a map of the world. Throw a dart at random. Provided it doesn't land in water, that place has a greater chance of being attacked than America. That has been the case for well over a hundred years.