Exposing the Iraq Lies, One by One

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The Bush administration's lies about Iraq just keep coming, from the revelations in Bob Woodward's latest book to Bush's claim that "Nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the [9/11] attack." Mother Jones' recently released a timeline, Lie by Lie, exposing the administration's deceit in the runup to the invasion of Iraq.

The timeline shows, for instance, that in September 2002 Bush said, "You can't distinguish between Saddam and Al Qaeda when you talk about the war on terror." And it notes that, three days later, Donald Rumsfeld said that the link between Iraq and Al Qaeda was "accurate and not debatable." The Lie by Lie database features hundreds of entries linked to original source documents and is searchable and sortable.

When did Dick Cheney say, "The question in my mind is: How many additional casualties is Saddam worth? The answer is: Not very damn many." Who was the convicted sex offender and "known fabricator" behind much of Bush's WMD intelligence? Which terror alerts were timed for political convenience? Who said, "We will be greeted as liberators"? The Mother Jones timeline is a great source for the facts behind the spin on Iraq.

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