November 11, 2005
A Cornucopia of Lies
It was absolutely clear that the number-one threat facing America was from Saddam Hussein. We know that Iraq and Al Qaeda had high-level contacts that went back a decade. We learned that Iraq had trained Al Qaeda members in bomb making and deadly gases. The regime had long-standing and continuing ties to terrorist organizations. Iraq and Al Qaeda had discussed safe-haven opportunities in Iraq. Iraqi officials denied accusations of ties with Al Qaeda. These denials simply were not credible. You couldn't distinguish between Al Qaeda and Saddam when you talked about the war on terror.The above is an excerpt from a Harper's Magazine article which parsed together a cornucopia of lies from the Bush Administration verbatim. It was originally published in October 2003.
Two years later, as the deception unravels, those statements are further exposed for the falsehoods that they are.
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