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Nine years after we were lied into war with Iraq, those who objected deserve some praise

(Jayel Aheram) 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.
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Hubris: The Selling of the Iraq War - Monday 2/18 at 9 p.m. ET

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (2 years ago)

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: Read Post

How German "intelligence" helped fabricate the case for war in Iraq.

US Politics / Liberal : Smirking Chimp (7 years ago)

One of the reasons the Bush-Cheney regime was able to lie so effectively to the American public in selling its case for invading Iraq was the appearance of legitimacy that came from foreign intelligence agencies. Five years after t.... Read Post

Nine Years Since The Beginning Of The Iraq War

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

While U.S. combat troops made their final withdrawal from Iraq on December 18, today marks the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. The war, built on the faulty premise that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of... Read Post


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