Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I told you so....

It gives me no pleasure at all to state that I was right and the mainstream media was consistently and appallingly wrong in the face of mountains of ignored evidence to the contrary regarding the USA and Britain's rush to war in Iraq. The news article below shows 935 times that the Bush administration alone deliberately mislead the public about the WMD and links to terrorism in Iraq.

"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 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-Qaida or both.

"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."

The media is using the same kind of false, misinformation, disinformation and lies on a daily basis to further the neo-(con/lib) agenda. From leaving Ron Paul out of opinion polling and results, to lying about Iran's nuclear ambitions vis-a-vis nuclear weapony, the mainstream media take the public for fools and they are lying their collective asses off daily.

Don't let them get away with it.

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