Friday, April 14

Bush lied about supposed Iraqi bio-weapons trailers

In case you needed more evidence that the government, and especially the Bush administration, lies and manipulates information, there's this from the Washington Post:
Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War
Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile "biological laboratories." He declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.... (read more)
We need these kind of corrections of claims that circulated and seeped into the public consciousness. A couple posts back I mentioned the "tooth phone" hoax that got widely repeated, and like many such untruths, may not get dislodged by the real story. Let's hope that the important stories do get corrected in the not-too-long term.


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