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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Iraq - The War Card

From: Public Integrity

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.

On at least 532 separate occasions (in speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan, stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both. This concerted effort was the underpinning of the Bush administration's case for war.

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Blogger Human said...

"exhaustive examination of the record "
I would of gone nuts over the task. Kinda like counting the grains of sand at the beach. Thanks for the link. I'll be sure to send it to American Traitor Bitch Nancy Pelosi and the next Republican President Killer Hillary.

title="comment permalink">January 23, 2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Human - Job himself would have been taxed by that one. . .

title="comment permalink">January 23, 2008 11:01 PM  

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