The lies we believed (and still believe) about Iraq @ Moyers & Company

The lies we believed (and still believe) about Iraq

If there’s lies, damned lies, and statistics, what are 935 lies that kill over 4000 American troops and over 250,000 civilians in another country?

“Our report found that in the two years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials made at least 935 false statements about the national security threat posed by Iraq. The carefully orchestrated campaign of untruths about Iraq’s alleged threat to US national security from its WMDs or links to al Qaeda (also specious) galvanized public opinion and led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses. Perhaps most revealing: the number of false statements made by top Bush administration officials dramatically increased from August 2002 to the time of the critical October 2002 congressional approval of the war resolution and spiked even higher between January and March 2003, between Secretary of State Colin Powell’s address before the United Nations General Assembly and the fateful March 19, 2003, invasion. [5]”

If only the lies stopped at that bad administration, no? Lies aren’t partisan. They don’t care who tells them. Isn’t that right President Obama?

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Image credit: John Haslam @ flikr.com. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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