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November 17, 2005

Lies My President Told Me

Knight Ridder has an amazing article on the distortions of the Bush administration. You should read it in its entirety. Some key excerpts:

The administration's overarching premise is beyond dispute - administration officials, Democratic and Republican lawmakers and even leaders of foreign governments believed intelligence assessments that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That intelligence turned out to be wrong.

But Bush, Cheney, and other senior officials have added several other arguments in recent days that distort the factual record. Below, Knight Ridder addresses the administration's main assertions: [...]

ASSERTION: In his speech, Bush noted that "more than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate - who had access to the same intelligence - voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power."

CONTEXT: This isn't true.

I feel like quoting the whole article, so please go read the good work of James Kuhnhenn and Jonathan S. Landay with contributions from William Douglas and Warren P. Strobel for yourself.

found via Today's Papers

Posted by cj at November 17, 2005 8:01 AM


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