Truth was first US casualty in Iraq war: study

Yahoo News, January 23, 2008

AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President George W. Bush and his top officials ran roughshod over the truth in the run-up to the Iraq war lying a total of 935 times, a study released Wednesday found.

Bush and his administration “waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein‘s Iraq,” said the damning report entitled “False Pretenses.”

According to the Center for Public Integrity, eight administration officials “made at least 935 false statements” about Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, or links to Al-Qaeda, on 532 separate occasions.

“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.”

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