Omid Memarian

Thursday, January 24, 2008

False Pretenses: 935 false statements in less than two years

"Following 9/11, "President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq," says an astonishing report conducted by "The Center For Public Integrity." This report just includes the Iraq case, one of the US national security issues, between 2001 and 2003. Meaning that the study does not include the other national security issues such as Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and so on....It's not hard to imagine what the number would be in that case?
"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." (Read the rest of the story here.)


At 6:35 PM , Anonymous Mac said...

What a sad story...everybody knew that somebody is not saying the truth , but this report reveal a horroundos dimension of what is going on for the US foreign policy!


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