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Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about Saddam Hussein’s Iraq

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.

http://www.publicintegrity.org/2008/01/23/5641/false-pretenses

8 thoughts on “False pretenses

    • The neoconservative warmongers Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al, are responsible for the Iraq War along with the majority of complicit Americans who believed their lies. I was not among them, and – along with millions of other Americans – vociferously opposed the invasion from very start. Those of us who spoke out in opposition were marginalized, labeled as “traitors,” and sometimes even jailed for our impassioned dissent. We would consider the “you guys” inference insultingly unfair. Nations and their people are not, and never have been, monoliths.

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      • I apologize. The reference here is made to America in general and not you specifically and those of like mind for am fairly certain you would not support such a war or most likely any war for that matter

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    • Yeah we’re not all right-wing extremist neo-conservative reactionaries.

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