Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Study: False Statements Preceded Iraq War

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."

These neocons deliberately lied. By instigating an unnecessary war of aggression these officials have committed a War Crime.

Point of fact: there was nothing wrong with the raw WMD intelligence reports -reports that have now been cited as "faulty" after the fact. The intelligence was accurate until it hit the neocon bureaucrats running the White House, their agents in the Pentagon's "office of special plans" and the office of CIA Chief (Tenet) who allowed neocon distortions to go unchallenged. After the 911 attacks the voices of caution and reason had been swept aside by the zealots who ended up getting their long sought war with Saddam.

What we need now is a criminal investigation into the people who lied us into the war.

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