Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq

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    TIMELINE: Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq | Mother Jones
     
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    i never got sucked in with the lies....i knew iraq was incapable of harming us, i knew we got rid of 97% of iraq's weapon in gulf war 1 and right following it....from some articles i had read. I knew the nukes, the mushroom clouds in 45 minutes was bullcrud from day one.
     
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    Right on! So did I. I remember doing a double take the first time I heard Bush make his 9/11-Iraq connection. I remember thinking, "Americans won't buy that, will they?" Well, many did buy it out of fear and patriotism as a result of 9/11. I believe in many ways our media let us down.
     
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    At the time, I was of two minds. On one hand, I couldn't understand how Iraq could have recovered so quickly after Bush I. But then, I thought, the president, being the son of a president I voted for would never lie about something like this that would put young Americans in harms way.

    Boy was I wrong. And it's not just him. The entire Republican party has become this terrible mess of lies and deceit and racism and ignorance. I see it almost as a favor. Without Iraq it might have been years before I understood what Republicans are all about. So tragic for the Republican base, many of which are good people, to have such an agenda driven leadership. Willing to screw over millions of Americans for that agenda. And how they've terrorized their base. Many times worse than al Qaeda.
     
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    Bush, the neocons, and the Republican base were excited when 9/11 happened. It gave them the green light to put the rubber to pavement regarding their twisted worldview of nation building and imperialism.

    They were gun-ho from the start, despite Iraq having nothing to do with 9/11 and dumbass republicans cheered them on while decrying everyone a traitor and questioning their patriotism for dissenting against this wasteful war.

    Then goddamn liberals vote for Bush lite who wants to continue the war that Bush started, however Obama will get credit for "pulling" out of Iraq, even though he was kicked out under the guideline set in motion under the Bush administration.

    Our whole foreign policy is a pack of lies. The only person who tells it as it is, is Ron Paul. Republicans lie and Democrats lie alike.
     
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    Well, you had my attention up until Ron Paul. The fact that he's not a warmonger is one of his good points. However, I would NEVER want him in the White House.
     
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    Of course don't. You want more of the same, despite talk of change.

    I bet you vote for four more years of wars in this coming election while reserving your right to bitch about how Bush got us into this quagmire.
     
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    Yes, I'll be voting for Obama - for the first time. He ain't perfect, but he's better than having American Taliban in the White House. BTW, how many wars has Obama started?
     

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