Skip to comments.Media Study Claims Bush Administration Lied Hundreds of Times About Iraq
Posted on 01/22/2008 9:17:48 PM PST by Tut
WASHINGTON 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."
The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism. White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said he could not comment on the study because he had not seen it.
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 Qaeda or both.
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I guess a “lie” is in the ear of the beholder.
Yeah. Sounds like a Bill Moyers project. ROFL
Need a Freeper to post that picture of the actor agonizing about “Not This $..t Again, cause that is what it is.
They never give up do they.
A non-profit research group (my wife and I) here in the Northwest determined that no lies were told about Iraq. We are currently awaiting a call from the AP to set up an interview.
How many times did they count the same statements between 1992 and 2000? Hmmmmm?
Oh please... and Fox News, the “conservative” channel publishes this tripe.
“non profit organization”?
Is that the NEW liberal brand, like pro-choice’, or “climate change”?
The disassociated press never gives up...
“Center for Public Integrity” my butt. Why go back just to 2001 and not through out the 1990s and include statements from the Clinton Administration and even the press?
I thought I would report one more time about these people’s so called “Integrity”
Oh, “journalism organizations” that makes it credable!
“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 Qaeda or both.”
Erm, lessseee here...
Chemical weapons... check! Had them before, can’t just assume ‘they evaporated’.
Trying to produce (ie, having a nuclear program)... check!
If they didn’t have a program, the hell was El Baradei doing for 10 years ? Just because their program ‘sucked’ doesn’t mean they didn’t have it.
Connections to shady characters... check!
Hatred of the US... check!
Firing on Coalition Aircraft... check!
Just becuase no weapons were found doesn’t mean anyone lied. Believing something and being wrong (maybe - we don’t actually know what happened with the chemical weapons everyone knew they had) does not make one a liar.
Perhaps they should check out the CIA reports and figure out why they screwed the pooch on post-invasion insurgency intelligence...
Check out the boards of these organizations. A coalition of lefty journalists and lawyers.
FOX is “Conservative” by the new definition of “Conservative”, which is spelled M-O-D-E-R-A-T-E, and is slightly left of center.
One cannot even begin to count FOX as Conservative per historical definition of Conservative anymore. It simply isn’t.
Perhaps “Faux Conservative”, and change of name to FAUX instead of FOX.
Ahhhhhh ... weren’t the Bush people saying the same thing the Clinton people had been saying ..?? Don’t we have transcripts and videos of the Clinton people talking about the “threat” that was Iraq ..??
If Bush lied - CLINTON LIED .. and we all know Clinton never lies [/s].
But .. just let a repub say Clinton lied and the sky practically falls in. I’m so sick of this whole mess.
Saddam Hussein signed an armistice with the Allies. I think the number of Allies was around 50+ nations.
Within 24-hours of signing that document, he violated it, and then went on to violate again and again and again, to a totla number of violations 1000+ times.
We had International Law on our side when we went in and cleaned his clock.
This just sounds like a bunch of cry-baby liberals.
I wonder how many times they discovered the media lied—must be in the thousands or millions. OH, nevermind that doesn’t count.
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