The Ignoble Lie
Liars sometimes claim amnesia, but other times admit they lied but suggest they did so for
higher purposes like national security. In truth, in most cases there was nothing noble in their lying. They simply spread untruths to protect their own endangered careers by masking their own wrongdoing or fobbing it onto others. In other words, “noble lies” are rarely spun for anyone’s interests other than those of the liars themselves.