935 False Statements that Led a Nation to War

Wake if You Want To

Misleading Congress is an impeachable offense, no?

Juan Cole notes:
The Center for Public Integrity has published a study finding that

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows 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.

On at least 532 separate occasions (in speeches, briefings, interviews, testimony, and the like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan, stated unequivocally that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (or was trying to produce or obtain them), links to Al Qaeda, or both. This concerted effort was the underpinning of the Bush administration's case for war. [Click to read more 935 False Statements that Led a Nation to War]

The full report available here. I wonder how many more false statement have been mouthed by the Bush administration since 2003? I'd hazard a guess the number is equally as large. Of course, impeachment is off the table, since the election season is upon us (seems like it is a never ending cycle these days), and because most of the elected Democrats have no moral fiber.

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