Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Well, No Shit

I gave my opinion on what is being called the Iraqi War, or the Global War on Terrorism last year on the anniversary of the beginning of that atrocity, so I won't bore you with it now. But I couldn't let this day pass without focusing on the fact that I WAS RIGHT. Way back in 2002 and 2003, I told everyone I knew that Dubya was a big, giant, lying piece of shit with his own agenda. Now two non-profit journalism groups have proven it.

"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.

4 comments:

Pete Bogs said...

I heard about this yesterday as well... I was hoping someone would do this - compile a list... obviously it's a lot of work, as there are so many lies... do they actually list what the lies were?

LeftLeaningLady said...

Yes they do.

"The study says Bush made 232 false statements about Iraq and former leader Saddam Hussein's possessing weapons of mass destruction, and 28 false statements about Iraq's links to al Qaeda"

The other lies were told by Dick, Colin, Rummy & others, but guess what? Dubya told the most!

I am still dumb founded by the fact that people still believe that asshole. I had an Email fight with my brother over it just today.

Pete Bogs said...

people still believe Hussein had a part in 9/11, too... how easily some are led!

LeftLeaningLady said...

It is a horrible thing, Pete, but all we can do is keep the truth out there and hope we are eloquent enough, convincing enough, and sincere enough so that some people will see the truth.

I won't be holding my breath.