This one was/is a no brainer. Anyone who has kinda been following the Bush Administration has to know this one. There have been 15 – 20 very good books written on the numerous lies that the Bush Administration used to sell the War. One of the best and most comprehensive books was Frank Rich’s The Greatest Story ever Sold. Well, there is now a formal study which has come to the same conclusion.
The study was a joint project from the Center For Public Integrity and Fund For Independence in Journalism.
Keith Olbermann discusses this study with Rachael Maddow of Air America Radio.
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.” (more…)
Update: Think Progress has the Bush Administration’s response to this study. It just isn’t worth commenting on according to Dana Perino. Really?