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?"