Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bush & Co. lied about Iraq: What a shocker!

The Center For Public Integrity has issued a study which reports that:

"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 . . . 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. . . In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003." [The War Card]

How about that? Who knew?

And how about all the lying that went on about what happened on 9/11? My favorite is Condi's insisting that "I don't think anybody could have predicted that those people could have taken an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center ... that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," and then had to admit she had "mispoke" before she was forced to testify under oath in front of the 9/11 commission.

Maybe this is why none of the markets are buying W.'s story this time around that the economy is sound.


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