The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War

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Global Integrity co-founder Charles Lewis is not one to let untold stories slip from sight. At the moment, the popular mood has turned against the Bush administration’s rush to war in Iraq. But history is slippery and subject to revision, where truth becomes a game of that’s-your-opinion, and ‘balance’ means giving the truth equal time with carefully orchestrated lies.

Unless, of course, single-minded journalists like Lewis stake down the truth in such clear and meticulously researched language that there is no room for spin. Their result is unequivocal:

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows 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.

Read the report at The War Card, published by The Center for Public Integrity.

We are proud to have Charles Lewis as a member of Global Integrity’s advisory board.

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2 comments on “The War Card: Orchestrated Deception on the Path to War

  • “continuing to expose the Bush administration for the liars that they are”

    Do you mean liars, like someone lying under oath?

    George Bush is the best thing to happen to this country since Ronald Reagan.

    Liberalism is treason!

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  • Though this seems to be a forgotten issue, thank you for continuing to expose the Bush administration for the liars that they are. American should not forget this, lest they get duped again. Thank you for doing this great work.

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