Yep, well, ... sorta.
Sometimes compliance is everything and the key to compliance is establishing authority and controlling information. For folks who haven't visited Joyful Exiles in a while you may not have noticed there's a new entry in the timeline, third link in the sequence of links below. It invites us to consider whether or not Scott Thomas was telling the truth as the key to building trust in October 2007.
Perhaps the way to parse this is to consider the statement, "What I said was true, from a certain point of view."