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.
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
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 ... Read Post