So you think Bush lied to you about Saddam Hussien’s WMDs ?
Well, you’ve heard only half the story… Here’s the other half!
Bush’s Other Lies
By David Corn, The Nation
September 25, 2003
George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission. His Iraq lies have loomed largest. In the run-up to the invasion, Bush based his case for war on a variety of unfounded claims that extended far beyond his controversial uranium-from-Niger assertion. He maintained that Saddam Hussein possessed “a massive stockpile” of unconventional weapons and was directly “dealing” with Al Qaeda — two suppositions unsupported then (or now) by the available evidence. He said the International Atomic Energy Agency had produced a report in 1998 noting that Iraq was six months from developing a nuclear weapon; no such report existed (and the IAEA had actually reported then that there was no indication Iraq had the ability to produce weapons-grade material). Bush asserted that Iraq was “harboring a terrorist network, headed by a senior Al Qaeda terrorist planner”; US intelligence officials told reporters this terrorist was operating outside of Al Qaeda control. And two days before launching the war, Bush said, “Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.”
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