Nonpartisan Study Concludes Bush’s Pants Are On Fire
From the department of stuff you already knew:
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."
You don’t say.
"It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaida," according to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members, writing an overview of the study. "In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003."
I still think it’s pretty remarkable that the country has just kind of moved on as though this actually didn’t happen. We were intentionally misled into a war which has killed some 4,000 Americans, wounded 25,000 more, weakened our military, caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, destabilized an already volatile region, and forever stained our credibility and moral standing in the world. I know Americans have a short attention span, but it’s still happening as you read this.
Could Sen. Clinton and Obama maybe take a time out from attacking each other and start focusing on the real war?