"In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of
erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in
military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003," reads an overview of the
examination, conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and its affiliated
group, the Fund for Independence in Journalism.
According to the study, Bush and seven top officials -- including Vice
President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National
Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice -- made 935 false statements about Iraq during
those two years.
I wish I felt better about being right. I wish I felt that being right would change something, but there are still too many dead, Americans and Iraqis, to count. There are too many wounded. Too many people will never be the same and it can all be hurled at the door of this administration.