Bush didn't just lie........

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  1. rightwinger
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    Fear mongering was much more effective

    George W. Bush didn t just lie about the Iraq War. What he did was much worse.

    What the Bush administration launched in 2002 and 2003 may have been the most comprehensive, sophisticated, and misleading campaign of government propaganda in American history. Spend too much time in the weeds, and you risk missing the hysterical tenor of the whole campaign.

    In the summer of 2002, the administration established something called the White House Iraq Group, through which Karl Rove and other communication strategists like Karen Hughes and Mary Matalin coordinated with policy officials to sell the public on the threat from Iraq in order to justify war. "The script had been finalized with great care over the summer," White House press secretary Scott McClellan later wrote, for a "campaign to convince Americans that war with Iraq was inevitable and necessary."
    In that campaign, intelligence wasn't something to be understood and assessed by the administration in making their decisions, it was a propaganda tool to lead the public to the conclusion that the administration wanted. Again and again we saw a similar pattern: An allegation would bubble up from somewhere, some in the intelligence community would say that it could be true but others would say it was either speculation or outright baloney, but before you knew it the president or someone else was presenting it to the public as settled fact.





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    They succeeded in making most Americans accept the whole "false intel" story. After all.....lots of Dems fell for the FALSE INTEL too!

    Problem is.....Bush and his staff knew that the intel was false. They fucking created the intel.

    Plans For Iraq Attack Began On 9 11 - CBS News
     
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    Intel came from CIA. CIA was run by Bush admin not by congress. Dems were lied to. Bush admin originated the lie. Dems were gullible. Cons were criminals.
     
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    Bush exploited an American public still in shock from 9-11

    Invading Iraq would "make us safe"
     
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    As with the Reagan administration (and with many of the same people behind the scenes), the purpose of the Bushleague was to propel America into a situation that would leave succeeding administrations, and even generations, little if any choice. The policies establish by the clique would have to be pursued.
     
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    BOOOOOOSH.., BOOOOOOSH.., BOOOOOOSH.., BOOOOOOSH.., did it !
     
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    You can easily detect lies by Rs, but Ds never lie.

    Obama lies every day, but in your 'mind' that is okay because he is a D.

    Ds good Rs bad.....
     
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    The worst part of that crime is not that the criminals, like Wolfowitz, who created that false intel were never brought it justice.

    It is that dishonest politicians like Jeb Bush have rehired them for his campaign for POTUS and they will be back in the Whitehouse doing it all over again if he wins.
     
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    LOL They have to post this garbage as Iraq burns due to Obungle's fuck ups
     
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    This is a pathetic OP link/blog even from RW, oh yea we heard in the news in the early 2000s that Iraq was going to attack the US mainland, WTF?

    From the same link:
    And each and every time the message was the same: If we didn't wage war, Iraq was going to attack the United States homeland with its enormous arsenal of ghastly weapons
     
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