Monday marks the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war and occupation.
The rationale for that war was fabricated in the highest reaches of the U.S. leadership.
First came the lies, so many it was impossible to keep up. Then came the shock and awe, the crudely invented Iraqi jubilation, the torture, the renditions, the secret prisons, the indefinite detentions, the deluge of unaccounted-for cash, the no-bid contracts, the flaccid media, the spectacle of "mission accomplished," the smug claims that there was no insurgency, the lousy armor.
Just like with my own wedding anniversary, I'm a few days late recognizing the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War, but sincere in marking the occasion none the less.
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Last night, MSNBC presented the documentary "Hubris: Selling The Iraq War" (watch the rest here), a compelling and infuriating look back at how the case for war was fabricated. The sheer audacity of the lies and distortions used to ...
Last night Rachel pointed out that this year marks the tenth anniversary of President George W. Bush's State of the Union address containing the now infamous 16 words that turned out to be a very consequential lie: