WASHINGTON (AP) – A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. The study concluded 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.” The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism. White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said he could not comment on the study because he had not seen it. 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. “It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaida,” according to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members, writing an overview of the study. “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.” Full Story Here:
Study: False Statements Preceded War
Of course the Bush Bots are going to say that this is a left wing lie, they will say that the study groups are nothing more than ultra liberal anti Bush think tanks, right?? I mean there’s NO WAY that any of this could be true, could it?? Some of us made NO secret of how we felt regarding the Bush reasoning for going to war in Iraq, some of us have said the same thing this report is saying, and we have said it for quite a long time, and while I can’t speak for anyone else, I know that I didn’t have millions of dollars and a study group to use as I came to my conclusions, all I had was accurate sources and resources that spoke the truth, and didn’t sugar coat things to keep their position in the Bush administration or to retain, or gain some rank. So, does this mean the impeachment proceedings will be starting soon?? I doubt that we’ll ever see a Bush impeachment, I’m pretty sure the left will be screaming for it, but it’s a bit late in the game to remove Bush through impeachment isn’t it?? A lot of money would be wasted and the hearings wouldn’t be even close to over when his term in office runs out?? So, IF all of this report is substantiated facts and can be proven beyond any shadow of a doubt, indict him, indict and prosecute Bush and Cheney and the whole crew, prosecute them under any laws that may have been broken, pursue any avenue that can and will force them to accept responsibility, put them in jail and throw away the key. This isn’t a dalliance with a cute little fat girl, troops have died, BILLIONS of dollars have been wasted, this nation is on the verge of bankruptcy because of the expenses we have incurred in Iraq, IF this is an accurate story, there must be a course of action that can be taken to mete out justice to the guilty. And that justice should be swift, sure and severe.
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