Wednesday, January 23, 2008

935 false statements on our way to war...

The Center for Public Integrity published a report on the false statements used by the Bush Administration on our road to war in Iraq.

The study accounted for 935 false statements in a 2 year period of time and that over this two year period of time, Bush and his cronies cited "Weapons of Mass Destruction" 532 times in speeches.

Named in the study along with Bush were top officials of the administration during the period studied: Vice President Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.

Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq's links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell's 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida.

Think about that, for each time President Bush and his cronies uttered "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and other lies, 4 of our service members died, years later!

I'll never forget the quote I read at Armyofdude...

"Sometime this year, an eighteen year old soldier will die in a war that started when he was thirteen."

How can Michele Bachmann continue to support President Bush's flawed Iraq plan when it's based on 935 lies?

How could Elwyn Tinklenberg state that he supported the Iraq War, "based on the information available at the time"?

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