Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bush Lied

From CNN’s Jack Cafferty. President Bush and top administration officials publicly made 935 false statements about the risk posed by Iraq in the two years following 9/11 according to a study done by two nonprofit journalism groups.

The study found President Bush led the pack with 260 lies, but he wasn’t alone. Other officials listed include: Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, among others.

The study points to at least 532 times where officials said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to get them or had links to al Qaeda. They say 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.”

Here’s my question to you: What do you make of a study that shows President Bush and his top aides made 935 false statements about the threat from Iraq in the two years after 9/11?

SOD's response: No surprise. Anyone paying attention to Bush’s wooden rhetoric knows it’s peppered with distortions and nose growing falsehoods. It’s the famous Bush reality of which his advisors speak. Condi Rice is in Switzerland, telling the World Economic Forum about “American realism.” My guess is the audience simply wants her and her boss to just go away. But that could just be projection, otherwise known as my reality…

(Published here, but still awaiting CNN's approval some 18 hours later.)

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