Jan 23, 2008

How We Got Lied Into War

Study: False statements preceded war

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.
Named in the study along with Bush were top officials of the administration during the period studied: Vice President Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.
led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq's links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell's 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida.

Read the Complete Article: Study: False statements preceded war

Thanks Saboma for sending me the link.

Center For Public Integrity

Interesting to note that none of the people named are still with the Bush Administration.
We've all known this for some time but to actually see it in print and see the scope of the lies is unsettling, at best. This ought to cause everyone of us to call for Impeachment of both Bush and Cheney and the resignation of Condoleeza Rice as well as that of Nancy Pelosi.
The Democrats are up to their ass in this mess as well, rest assured about that.

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Ted said...

Well Rice is still part of the administration. She was named a few times.

Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4390

Carol said...

Hi Ted,
You're right she is still part of the Administration - my bad :)

GeologyJoe said...

One statement made in "The Art of War" by sun tzu is that "all war is based on deception"
As sad and disappointing it all is, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised.

Carol said...

Hi Geologyjoe,
You make a good point but in my view of it this is outrageous. We are not in this War for anything more then greed and revenge. Makes me sick!
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to commment,

jyackley01 said...

I read this somewhere earlier this week and it just amazes me. What is even worse than the lying by the Bush administration is the utter failure of the media to notice. The press is supposed to be the "watchdog" over the government...what the hell happened?

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Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.