So Mr. Brian Cooney didn't call the president a liar, as he stated in his letter published on Dec. 23. However, in his letter to the editor published Dec. 18, he did state and I quote, "Through numerous falsehoods and deceptions, George W. Bush and other senior members of his administration persuaded the American people and their representatives in Congress to go to war against Iraq."
I looked up the definition of "falsehoods" in my dictionary. I will quote from that dictionary the definition of "falsehoods": (1) Lack of accuracy or truth (2) Telling of lies; lying (3) A false statement; lie (4) false belief, theory, idea, etc. So, to me, the definitions certainly certainly back up the fact that Mr. Cooney did accuse President Bush and his administration of "falsehoods" and, by definition, of being liars. Of course, Mr. Cooney might disagree because he would probably argue over something as simple as the following statement: "It depends on what your definition of 'is' is."