Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Surprising News About the Bush Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq . . .

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. . . . in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues . . .


So what's the surprise? They were only able to document 935 lies, including at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.

Don't worry, you're not losing your mind. The only reason the numbers are so low is that they only counted the two years from 2001 to the invasion of Iraq.

Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq's links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell's 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida. I guess they don't call him Commander-in-Chief for nothing!

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