The Center for Public Integrity has just released a study showing Bush and other key administration officials made a concerted effort to build a case for war in Iraq through hundreds of false statements.
The study analyzes speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, etc. of key administration officials in the two years following 9/11 and it yields some amazing statistics…
President Bush, for example, made 232 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and another 28 false statements about Iraq’s links to Al Qaeda. Secretary of State Powell had the second-highest total in the two-year period, with 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq’s links to Al Qaeda. Rumsfeld and Fleischer each made 109 false statements, followed by Wolfowitz (with 85), Rice (with 56), Cheney (with 48), and McClellan (with 14).
That’s A LOT of lies! No wonder there are still people out there who believe this shit is true.