From Pine View Farm

Lies, Damned Lies, and Bushisms 3

This is what my son is fighting for.

Of course, this is old news:

US President George W. Bush and his top officials ran roughshod over the truth in the run-up to the Iraq war lying a total of 935 times, a study released Wednesday found.

Bush and his then secretary of state Colin Powell made the most false statements as they sought to drum up support for the March 2003 invasion to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the study alleged.

In a damning report, the Center for Public Integrity found “935 false statements by eight top administration officials that mentioned Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction, or links to Al-Qaeda, on at least 532 separate occasions.”

Happy now?

H/T to Linda.



  1. Opie

    January 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Where do you get one of these gigs doing “studies?” That’s what I want to know. Does it pay better than fire alarm repair?

  2. Frank

    January 23, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    They are called “Think Tanks.”

    Contact Richard Mellon Scaife. He’s got a million of them.

    Oh, yeah, and he’s got family values too.

  3. Opie

    January 23, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Why would he fund a study like that?