Wednesday, January 23, 2008

935 LIES ... Is That It???

This is from today's Progress Report ... Bill Clinton lied one time (is this right???) about a consensual adult affair and the rethugnicans shut down the government for a year to impeach him ... Bush lied and thousands of people died, Iraq is destroyed and the U.S. Army (and National Guard) will need years to recover:

ADMINISTRATION -- BUSH ADMINISTRATION MADE 935 FALSE PRE-WAR STATEMENTS ON IRAQ: In the years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, numerous bipartisan government investigations have concluded that the Bush administration's claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and had links to al Qaeda were false. The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), in conjunction with the Fund for Independence in Journalism, has now launched a database documenting hundreds of inaccurate statements top Bush administration made during the run-up to the war. The database is "an exhaustive examination of the record show[ing] 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." According to CPI, "on at least 532 separate occasions" in the two years preceding the March 2003 invasion, President Bush and his top officials "stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both." The CPI database has documented "at least 935 false statements" from these administration officials over the same time period.


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