The 935 Things I Hate About You

Most people would call it propaganda:
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."

A war by the bush administration on the American people:
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.


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.

They've killed hundreds of thousands of people in an illegal invasion and occupation and it was all a pack of lies...


sptmck said...

I've been reading about this. As if we need yet MORE INFORMATION about the misinformation these tools have spread.

Connecticut Man1 said...

Don't tell Harry or Nancy... They don't want to hear about stuff like this.

fuzzyturtle said...

I just saw this as a front pager on Yahoo via AP.

"Some journalists — indeed, even some entire news organizations — have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical. These mea culpas notwithstanding, much of the wall-to-wall media coverage provided additional, 'independent' validation of the Bush administration's false statements about Iraq," it said.

and why do I think they'd do it all again, the same way :(

PS hilarious headline. If I hear one more 'tween' sobbing about a marginally talanted actor I think I'm going to vomit. I guess I'm officially an old crabby person.

a rose is a rose said...

and now there is definitive proof (not that those like you and i needed it). so what will be done?

and on and on