Have you ever wondered how many times the Bush administration lied to the American public, and the world, during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq?
At least, 935 times and counting, according to the Center for Public Integrity, which cataloged the lies in a searchable database. It’s really a staggering amount of lies.
“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.
It would be easy to joke about it, and say who could forget the one about those “aluminum tubes?”
But it’s all way too tragic.