Bush-administrasjonen løy 935 ganger om Irak og al-qaida før mars 2003

25. januar 2008

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En ny studie viser at Bush-administrasjonen løy for oss alle mer enn 900 ganger før angrepet på Irak i 2003.

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The Norwegian Institute of Free Speech
23. januar 2008

Studien, som er utført av de idéelle organisasjonene The Center for Public Integrity og The Fund for Independence in Journalism, kommer med krass kritikk av Bush-administrasjonens strategi for å lure amerikanerne til å gå til krig.

Deres konklusjon er klar: Bush-administrasjonen utførte en orkestrert kampanje som forvrengte folkemeningen, og som ledet nasjonen inn i krig på falskt grunnlag.

 

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 in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel did not comment on the merits of the study Tuesday night but reiterated the administration’s position that the world community viewed Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, as a threat.

"The actions taken in 2003 were based on the collective judgment of intelligence agencies around the world," Stanzel said.

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on 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.

Dette er gammelt nytt for den som har fulgt med, og Bush er i dag en president fullstendig uten tillit i befolkningen.