Norman Solomon is founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. He co-chairs the national Healthcare Not Warfare campaign organized by Progressive Democrats of America. His books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Nowadays you'll read the NYT's Thomas Friedman decrying the "madness that is Iraq," but the real Friedman is the man who called invading Iraq "one of the noblest things this country has ever attempted abroad."
A grand total of two people in the entire Congress were able to resist a blood-drenched blank check for the Vietnam War. Decades later, a single Congress woman stood up after September 11, 2001 and voted against the gathering madness.
Listening to a video clip of the late Senator Morse speaking in the 1960s exposes the big media lie that members of Congress are doing all they can to impose a schedule for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
The mainstream media that misled the public into the war with Iraq is now trumpeting so-called analysis about why we should stay, but their rhetoric is just another betrayal of journalistic responsibility.