935 Lügen zum Irakkrieg

Das „Center for Public Integrity“, das investigativen Journalismus im öffentlichen Interesse betreibt – so deren mission statement – hat in einer aufwändigen Studie alle offenkundigen Lügen des Weissen Hauses im Zusammenhang mit dem Irakkrieg gesammelt.

Das Ergebnis der Untersuchtung erstaunt dabei weniger durch eine neue Erkenntnis – die im großen und ganzen bereits bekannt ist – sondern durch die zahllosen Details, mit denen das Lügengebäude errichtet wurde.

Kurzum:

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, whose „Duelfer Report“ established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq’s nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart 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.

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— Schlesinger

( Zitat & Grafik: Center for Public Integrity )