Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Detailed Proof of What We Knew All Along

From: Iraq: The War Card - The Center for Public Integrity
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.

935 lies in two years is an average of 2.5 a day. Oh, and of course these are just the lies about Iraq. There's the missing email from 2003, the Valarie Plame incident, torture, warrantless spying on Americans, the list goes on and on.

So incredibly frustrating.

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