View Poll Results: Should lying Mass Media be punished?

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  • Yes, but for a lack of professional journalism.

    1 8.33%
  • No, they told the truth.

    3 25.00%
  • Yes, for collusion to promote a false agenda.

    5 41.67%
  • No, they were just doing a favor to get inside access.

    0 0%
  • If they lied before, they are lying now?

    1 8.33%
  • This just represents Mass Media manipulation and is normal.

    6 50.00%
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Thread: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

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    Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    How the Iraq War Was Sold

    "The Washington Post continues to allow former members of the Bush administration, including President George W. Bush, to distort the case for going to war against Iraq in 2003 and to blame the intelligence from the Central Intelligence Agency for the decision to use force.In the “Outlook” section on Feb. 3 (“Still Fighting over a flawed case for war”), the Post cites memoirs from six key decision-makers, who are unwilling to acknowledge that the Iraq War was a deadly undertaking paved by lies and deceit.
    It was never a case of whether the White House distorted the intelligence it received on Iraq or whether the Central Intelligence Agency provided bad intelligence to the White House. In fact, both the White House and the CIA had a hand in the distortion of intelligence and both contributed to making the phony case for war to the Congress and the American people."

    Where Are They Now? The Reporters Who Got Iraq So Wrong

    "Ten years ago today, Colin Powell made the Bush administration's case for going to war against Iraq. Much of what he said about Iraq's threats to the United States was false. But the media coverage gave the opposite impression, and most of the pundits and journalists who promoted the justifications for the war paid no price for their failures."

    Is the Patriot Act necessary or an over-reaction to these lies?
    Is Homeland Security necessary?
    Is the TSA necessary?
    Did the war waste a Trillion dollars of public money?
    Does the public at large really care or want to know?
    Why do we allow the perpetuation of these myths?
    Did any particular group profit handsomely from this war?
    What were the real reasons for the war?
    As Citizens, "Do we not want to believe we've been bamboozled?"

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    truth-out.org?

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Economic motives?

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    truth-out.org?
    Truth, like gold, is where you find it. Try answering the questions.

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Truth, like gold, is where you find it. Try answering the questions.
    You're not gonna find gold in a pile of crap. You know this, right?

    If you do not mind, I'll question the source before I take it seriously. Alright... let's see... truther.org! Ok, not gonna believe. Done.

    Why is this thread not in CT, it claims long-standing and large-group-requiring lies by the US government.

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Economic motives?
    A few possibilities.

    Weapons manufacturers made a huge profit. Some of the largest lobbyists to our politicians.
    Oil industries have Iraqi OIL in their pipelines and tankers and refineries. Saddam wouldn't allow that.
    Banks are dealing with large volumes of Iraqi profits, not hawala.
    Haliburton, KBR, Z, and they are too numerous to mention.
    We spent a trillion dollars on Iraq, and that money still moves somewhere.

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're not gonna find gold in a pile of crap. You know this, right?

    If you do not mind, I'll question the source before I take it seriously. Alright... let's see... truther.org! Ok, not gonna believe. Done.

    Why is this thread not in CT, it claims long-standing and large-group-requiring lies by the US government.
    I don't want to confuse you, but you could have selected the poll option. "No, they told the truth."

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I don't want to confuse you, but you could have selected the poll option. "No, they told the truth."
    Thanks, but I'm not really interested in the poll. I'm more interested in how truther.org, claiming the US government has a massive conspiracy for years, ends up in the Polls subforum.

    You see, I'm indicting the source and the premise. Poll? Don't care.

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    dave, it was an sane as the war in vietnam
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Iraq War lies, past and present, and punishments?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    dave, it was an sane as the war in vietnam
    Yes, because Vietnam was in violation of 17 Chapter 7 UNCRS, had committed genocide twice, sold food causing 400k children to die, fired at enforcement planes in the international no fly zone created to prevent further genocide and pretended to be developing and have WMDs.

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