Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Liar, liar

Everyone knew Bush was nothing but a big liar, but now someone has actually bothered to count the number of times he or his cohorts lied about Iraq's threat to national security following 9/11.

It's 935.

Bush and top White House officials issued 935 separate false declarations about Iraq as an attempt to justify starting the war. The American media hasn't picked up on this story much yet, so I had to find it on an Australian news site. Of these 935 lies, 259 came from Bush himself. Others came from Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Don Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz, Ari Fleischer, and Scott McClellan.

Although there were hundreds of times the Bush regime stated Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, Iraq had no WMD's during the time in question. "It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaeda," said Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith, who authored the study that counted Bush's lies. "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." They also report that some news organizations now acknowledge being too supportive of the war just prior to its launch.

Now can we start the impeachment proceedings already? A lot of Supreme Court Justices are getting up there in years, so we need to get cracking!



  1. Citing bad intel isn't the same as lying.

  2. On second thought, Tim, that illustration more than makes up for any possible inaccuracies in what you wrote.