Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies….

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” 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.”

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(Condi thinks it’s funny; she’s poking Ari in the ribs!! πŸ˜† )

The study was posted Tuesday on the Web site of the Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel did not comment on the merits of the study Tuesday night but reiterated the administration’s position that the world community viewed Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, as a threat.

Same old song, different fiddler.

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of masons destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.

Who were the lying liars?

Of course, Chimpy, who led the lying with a grand total of 259 false statements. Woo-hoo! We have a winner!
Vice President Dick Cheney
Then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice
Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld
Ex-Secretary of State Colin Powell–the runner-up with 254 false statements! In the words of Mittsie, you got the silver, General!!
Ex-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz
Ex-Chimpy mouthpieces, Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan

The center said the study was based on a database created with public statements over the two years beginning on Sept. 11, 2001, and information from more than 25 government reports, books, articles, speeches and interviews.

Of course, the wonderful media picked up the lies and ran with them. Such well-behaved obedient little newspeople!


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7 responses to “Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies….

  1. nightowl724

    Bush wins the prize all right… Liar in Chief.

    Nice work, noonie. Everyone looks as if they are headed for the golf course except Condi. she looks like she’s headed for a funeral – hers. Cheney looks good in pink. He’d look better in prison orange.

  2. nonnie9999

    i think they look like a cross between saturday night fever and the mob. they just dumped some bodies into the ocean, and now they are going to drink and dance at the cabana. πŸ™‚

  3. Friend of the court

    Bush should never begin a statement with anything except, “Once upon a time,….”. I think the spring on his propaganda catapult might be getting a little fatigued. The State of the Union Address should be a dilly.

  4. nonnie9999

    the sotu should be hilarious. i think they should have sound effects. maybe even the benny hill soundtrack. i wonder how it will be when chimpy makes his grand entrance. will there be a weird rethuglican chick waiting to drape herself all over him like last time? will the mcliebercains be anxiously waiting with desire in their loins, hoping for a smooch and a hug? or will it look like the parting of the red sea as everyone tries to distance her/himself from the toxic little chimp?

  5. Friend of the court

    I will have to watch in my room, with the doors shut, so the cats don’t get scared. Last time, they didn’t come out for three days. I think they were behind the refrig.

  6. nonnie9999

    that’s a coincidence, fotc! they found me behind my fridge after the last one.

  7. Friend of the court

    Maybe, we should live blog it. Only, it might get your site blocked in libraries, schools and truck stops, for salty language. Something about the Chimp brings out the potty mouth in me.