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January 23rd, 2008
06:52 PM ET

False pretenses for Iraq war?

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President Bush, joined by senior members of his administration, at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

President Bush and top administration officials publicly made 935 false statements about the risk posed by Iraq in the two years following 9/11 according to a study done by two nonprofit journalism groups.

The study found President Bush led the pack with 260 lies, but he wasn't alone. Other officials listed include: Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, among others.

The study points to at least 532 times where officials said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to get them or had links to al Qaeda.

They say 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."

The White House called the study "flawed", and repeated the administration's position that the world community saw Saddam Hussein as a threat. President Bush said that at the time he and other officials made the statements, the U.S. intelligence community and other nations thought Iraq had WMD.

But it didn't. And yet we're still there and almost 4,000 of our troops are dead because of it.

Here’s my question to you: What do you make of a study that shows President Bush and his top aides made 935 false statements about the threat from Iraq in the two years after 9/11?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Larry writes:
I don't think anyone would be surprised that they lied, and this often. But, what's going to happen? Nothing. They'll get away with this like they have with everything else for the past seven years. What is wrong with this country when we have allowed this to happen? By tomorrow we'll never hear about this story again.

Dave from Brooklyn writes:
If I had any say in the matter at all, I’d make a very strong case for impeachment out of it. But my question is: where were these "journalists" six years ago?

Nelson from New Jersey writes:
Quick, someone make a copy of this database so we'll have a proper backup in the event it disappears like the administration's e-mails. This will come in handy when they are prosecuted for war crimes.

Vinny writes:
Hey Jack, You failed to mention that the “study” was done by the Center for Public Integrity which has ties to George Soros and which he funds through his Open Society Institute.

Michael from Stamford, Connecticut writes:
Dear Jack, Now that the truth has come out about what we already knew about Iraq, this Congress has a duty to bring impeachment against Bush & Cheney as this is very serious and they must be held accountable. Billions and billions of dollars spent on top of thousands of innocent people dead because of this Iraq war based on lies. Congress must act!

Ben from Louisville, Kentucky writes:
What is worse: the 935 lies or the watchdog press not doing anything about it for seven years?

Judy writes:
When I read your blog, my stomach turned: 4,000 kids who will never see the light of day again and their families. All for a pack of lies. Some legacy, this Bush and Company.


Filed under: Iraq
soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. Ed Reed

    I can just hear Gomer Pile saying, "Surprise, Surprise." Many of us can say "We told you so." Where do I submit my application to be a member of the Firing Squad?

    January 23, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  2. Jordan

    Jack, it disturbs me when we have an administration that comes up with that many false statements. If they lied that much about Iraq, then only God knows what other lies they've told us.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  3. Bert D

    Does this include their statements denying making false statements?

    January 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  4. Marge Porter

    Give me a break. I am suprised that he only lied 935 times about the threat of Iraq.
    Bush had only one thing on his mind and that was getting back at Iraq because his father was shot at while in Iraq. The only top aid who really I feel sorry for was General Powell. But what would you expect from Bush and Chenny.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  5. Karl

    It shows that Bush will do whatever he wants to do with this nation because he thinks that it's his own toy. He has lied to us. Flat out lied to the American people and has made this nation hated around the world. We need to stop supporting the Bush Agenda. We need to give the people in the Middle East their nations back. We need to do a lot of things. And we should start by making Bush own up to everything he's done wrong.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  6. Richard Sternagel

    Jack, in their "State of Denial",the Bush Administration obviously doesn't think it lied. Yeah Sure! Nothing is to be believed by these scoundrels! Bush has no credibility at home or abroad! Too bad impeachment was taken off the table by Congress!

    January 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  7. Mitch Psenner

    I demand a recount. It must be more than 935.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  8. Tom

    No surprise whatsoever. George Bush managed the situation because he had to finish daddy's job in Iraq. I'm just sorry the media didn't ferret this out sooner.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  9. Scott

    Jack, i'm not surprized at all, dose anyone in this country believe anything this administration says?
    if they do they need to be commited.
    scott missouri

    January 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  10. Larry Carr

    Do tell, they have continued to mislead everyone and deception is not just a mere habit but a decision to get what they want, more money to support a needless way to kill innocent people and more oil.

    Larry from Texas

    January 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  11. Eugene in NorCal

    Jack, I think 935 false statements about the War in Iraq times 10 would be more accurate. The Administration's unconscionable conduct, of the war and it's obvious war time profiteering IE: Halliburton ect. is criminal and despicable. By bastardizing a war we must win, Bush has demoralized the American public.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  12. Ron Mechanicsville, VA

    That's no news, Jack! The rub is, "NOTHING", is being done about the lying! But should he mess around with a legal adult female, well, NOTHING will be done because the President has the Attorney General in his political pocket! The Democrats are weak, spineless do nothing, bought-off poor excuses of government officials!

    How corrupt is this country when obvious laws are broken by the President and Vice but since the Attorney General is of the same political party, no indictments are filed? It's as corrupt as Virginia being one of the last States to attempt to ban smoking in Restaurants because Philip Morris has bought them off!

    These are not weak cases, these are down and dirty facts and nothing is being done. How do we have any right to intervene in other countries business when our own isn't doing the right thing?

    The Republicans, "Bush and Cheney", are obviously torturing prisoners Their party is supporting them! The far Right, "Religious Right", the Moral Majority they like to be called is supporting torturing prisoners! That's deductive reasoning, Jack! More oft than not, it's right!

    This country is spiraling out of control!

    January 23, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  13. kevin

    i believe the study to be correct. But it's nothing knew. We know he lied for years now.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  14. Seth

    If they only cought 935, then the administration got off easy. Wars begin when diplomats and politicians fail those that they serve, if in deed it is the nation that theu serve. Fear mongering, with communism as the catalyst, got the US involved in the Vietnamese war. This was ofcourse after years and years of French occupation and abysmal failure they (the French) wisely and wanted out and we (the US) wanted in. Eisenhower sent “advisors” (special forces) over to help the south defend against the communist north; again the catalyst being the word COMMUNIST! The administration and the spin-doctors of the time used communism on the populace like Pavlov used the bell with the dogs, gratis Joe McCarthy.

    Kennedy sent troops, Johnson sent more, Nixon sent more and then we won, that is America wised up and pulled out. Now we have trade and immigration relations with the very communist country that we have tried to overthrow and that, to this day, remains communist. What did we gain? Who Won? Who lost? What has changed?

    What did we gain? Gain is a matter of perspective.
    Who Won? People who win in times of war won, and won $BIG$!
    Who lost? People who loose in times of war lost, and lost big!
    What has changed? Wealth changed from rich to mega rich / life to death/ flesh to prosthetics / actions; from acting from hope to acting from fear.

    Granada, Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and now we are sending “advisors” to Pakistan; then maybe preemptive strikes on Syria, Iran and Lebanon.

    I have heard the only thing that can be learned from history is that nothing will be learned from history.

    What will we gain? Perspective.
    Who will win? Big Money.
    Who will loose? My child.
    What has changed? Just the beat.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  15. Patricia

    Look Jack, Those of us who usually make it a practice to think before we swallow anything a politician tells us were way out in front protesting this action. We were never taken seriously. Now, we get to say: WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  16. Jerry Wilson

    Jack, Folks just aren't that bright. Thats what you can make of it.

    Jerry Wilson

    January 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  17. Jack

    To quote that great ol' American sage Homer Simpson, "but Marge, it takes two to lie, one to lie and the other to believe it."

    The point being, many of us out here knew they were lies when they were being told, but more of you "chose" to believe them. And the key word is "chose."

    Now there are countless thousands maimed and dead where their blood is on the hands of most who listen or watch your show. And now those same people are going to sit back and pontificate about the elections, the wars, their bosses or work, or the sit-com they watch while Bush gets away with pardoning himself and all the other criminals.

    Simply being caught telling a lie to those a politician are supposed to serve should be enough to have them removed from their position, but when those lies are the cause of such misery and devastation as Bush's lies have brought to this world require nothing less than criminal charges in a legitimate court of law.

    Bush and all the others should be held accountable for their actions, and every American who has contributed to the on-going atrocities, even though most may have contributed simply through silence, should also be made aware of the guilt that is their burden.

    Jack

    January 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  18. Ann

    This is no surprise! It just shows what I have thought all along. It is so sad that so many people believed Bush and his Chronies. What Bush did to the American people is absolutely despicable. Bill Clinton gets impeached for personal actions behind closed doors–yet Bush has been able to get away with lies to the American People. There needs to be more accountability with our leaders. I can't waint until January 20, 2009.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  19. Anthony Garritano

    Somebody actually did a study on this. Every American knows the lies are tossed around every second by this administration. I'm actually surprised the number came in so low. Oh well, he's got a little under a year to go. I'm betting he breaks the 1,000 mark soon.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  20. Brian Nancoo - Trinidad

    When I was a child of about 10yrs old,I asked my father,who was very active in policitcal campaigns,why he doesn't run for office.He told me then,I'm 54 now,that he would have to lie too much and he can't do that.That politicians lie is not news.After the fact,when things don't come to pass they way the have said in order to get our vote is the proof.The real blame lies with the voters.Bush in 2004 got the most votes than anyone else in our history,despite the fact that we knew he had lied about the war and he had mismanaged the war.Yet we voted for him in droves,because of the image he presented.The majority of voters are too brain-lazy to examine the substance of each candidates statements,instead they love the image.And this year its no exception,the image candidates are loved and adored.The candidates who want the issues examined are trashed and pushed aside.Bottom line,voters get the standard that reflects their voting intellect.This is why we are in the mess we are in,we voted for Bush twice.And if we continue to vote like that in 2008,we'll get a continuation of that mess.Don't blame Bush,blame the stupid,lazy voters who didn't take the time to properly examine the candidate.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  21. Josh

    So the truth comes out at last. Bush has constantly lied about Iraq and other things ever since the Supreme Court appointed this unelected nutcase to be president. The next president will have a lot to do and fix thanks to Bush's incompentence and wreckless policies.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  22. nadia, seattle

    Being a follower of history, I knew it wasn't true. I've been following the press coverage on Iraq for the last 20 years. The inspectors prior to the occupation stated that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. The inspectors were proven to be true. The bigger question is why now have these reports surfaced? Why now should the press decide such a report needs to be addressed? Especially something that occurred 5-7 years ago? We all know they're liars. I believe this may be a report meant to discredit the Administration's stance (another bunch of lies) on Iran (inspectors have provided contradictory reports from this Administration's reports). Last week one of Russia's general stated that they would use the Hydrogen Bomb should the west decide to threaten any of their allies. And yesterday as reported in European press U.S. with Nato stated that they may use a preemptive nuclear strike. We have entered extremely dangerous territory. And somebody with some common sense, maybe, finally is realizing this. We need to be concentrating on stabilizing our economy rather than this continuation of rape plunder and pillage of other countries .

    January 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  23. Allan

    You didn't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the top priority of this Administration would be to " finish the job Bush I didn't ". All the neocons who also felt that Bush should have gotten Saddam were brought in to back him. All of the " Inteligence was "Cooked" to justify a war. This is a war crime if there ever was one.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  24. Pete, Fla.

    Jack, that just shows how important it is for people to get out and vote.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  25. Katy Hill Prescott, Az.

    Do the names Joe Wison and Valerie Plame ring a bell?

    January 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  26. W B in Las Vegas

    I just love "reports" like this, where were these people when it was happening? or before the 2004 Presidential election?

    with less that a year beefore this administration leaves office, it's to LITTLE, too LATE.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  27. Bill, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    I think if the news media would have done their job and made the public aware of these false statements and question the president on them. We might not have had another four years of Bush and Cheney. There might not have been as many families'grieving over a loss of a loved one. We might not have been in a recession. But one can only imagine if the news media would have picked up on these false statements when they happen where we might have be today, instead of where we are.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  28. Thomas Schell

    Jack False statements? Where was the news media, T.V., newspapers, weeklys, etc. when all this was going on? Where were the questions and independent research on what the real truth was . A lot of lives and money could have been saved if the media had done its job rather than just reporting what the administration wanted reported.

    January 23, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  29. Jan Villarreal

    Does this surprise anyone? He lied throughout his campaign, why would he change while in office?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  30. John

    Business as usual for the military-industrial complex. The "Ddecider" will decide what's true and what isn't. What matters is that Bush's and Cheney's friends get rich at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  31. Jack Yeager

    So what is new. Once a liar, always a liar.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  32. Lu

    Jack,
    This study only demonstrates what most Americans already have a deep suspicion of: that there was a deliberate effort on the part of this administration to push this war on the American people. The implication is that they KNEW this was false or questionable intelligence. Paul Wolfowitz was known to be pushing an Invasion of Iraq even before 9/11, yet there hasn't even been a decent investigation! The BEST future candidate will be the one who promises that there will be a real investigation into this.

    Lu, Amherst, New York

    January 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  33. Ed Reed

    It is criminal what has been done. I'm sure that after the initial shock of what happened on 9/11 wore off a little, I'm sure that Karl Rove thought that here was the perfect tool to con the American people and Congress to let this regime invade Irag by implying that they had something to do with that dasterdly deed. Dubya, and his cronies had wanted to do that for over nine years. Sadly, the con worked. The majority of the people and the Congress bought the con. What is sickening is that they went after President Clinton for the stupid thing that he did, and nothing is happening to George W. Nobody died when Clinton lied. Thousands have died when Bush, Cheney lied. Where is the justice?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  34. Vinny

    Hey Jack, You failed to mention that the "study" was done by the Center for Public Integrity which has ties to George Soros and which he funds through his Open Society Institute. Now people who are uninformed are going to jump on this and continue the mantra, "Bush lied." Come on, Jack; this "study" was funded by George Soros who also heads Moveon.org, remember?! I know the NYTimes doesn't mention that but can you at least be fair (even if you do work for CNN?!)

    January 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  35. Sharon

    I would like to know why, in the United States, one President can be questioned under oath about who he is intimate with, while another President doesn't have to answer ANY questions under oath about how he and his Vice-President lied about everything they told us and ruined our nation's economy? Why isn't anyone making President Bush responsible for his actions?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  36. cc

    If I recall Hillary while her husband was President, made it clear she also believed Iraq had Nuclear bombs. Well what different information did she use to come to that conclusion?

    CC

    January 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  37. Nick

    Only 935?!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  38. Bob Mueller

    That is the exact numbered count indicment that should be brought against all parties involved.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  39. joanne

    Nothing this administration does shocks me anymore. Think of how many innocent people in Iraq have died because of these lies not to mention all of the military personnel. When I think back to Bush telling us God talks to him I think McCain's mama should go over there and wash his lying mouth out. It makes me ill thinking about it all!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  40. Diane W.

    The fact that 935 mis-statements were made by Bush and Co. is no surprise. What's upsetting is that our government is headed by an administration that lied over and over and they were not, nor will they ever be, held accountable.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  41. TM in Canada

    It has cost the USA in many ways, human lives, financial, the way the world views the USA. The actions of the Bush Administration reaches further than it's borders, it is beyond me why this administration was voted in twice.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  42. Travis

    I don't even know why we are still talking about this..o wait, yes I do, because The Administration is doing it again. Deja Vu anyone? The lies, deciept, and mistrust spread by these people is outrageous, but what's more outrageous is that we all ready fell for it once (with Iraq) and let them get away with it without any reprocussions and now it seems we are falling for it again (with Iran). When will people learn?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  43. bnthdntht

    You mean the Bush administration would lie. You have to excuse me I have been in a coma for seven years. The last thing I remember Bush said his mentor was Jesus Christ,he was a born again christian,and he was a uniter.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  44. Larry Carr

    I am really dismayed, Jack, that any politician in our country would lie about anything, let alone a war for oil or is it democracy?! Oh well, I'm sure they won't be able to recall what they said in the past even though it's on tape. Truth is not a virtue in our political way today as the honest person would never get elected. Politics truly is perception or is it deception.

    Larry from Texas

    January 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  45. Giny

    Jack, the number of false statements which got us into this war is irrelevant now.. All that matters anymore is that our children are still dying everyday because of the situation these falsehoods created. There is no amount of redress which will bring back all those who have paid the price nor fix all the broken bodies and broken minds whose number increases everyday. Viet Nam, so many years ago, still haunts us. Can you imagine how many years it is going to take to get over this one? The soldiers and their families went to fight. The rest of the country went to shop. Now the good times are over, the money for shopping just vanished over the past several days of market activity.. Will what is left of our army and our marines come home or will we wait until we are so broke we have to borrow the money from a Saudi prince to bring them home??? I don't think any member of this administration needs to worry about his/her legacy! it is well established!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  46. Karen

    935? That's all? OK, now how many lies for all of the other issues this Administration is embroiled in?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  47. Wings

    935? Is that ll they could come up with? They must use the same search engine that Mitch McConnell uses. Bush could not wait to get into a war situation through ANY means possible. It was and still is, the most effective way of paying back his "Rangers". Cheney likes it too. I wonder if we will ever know how much benefit (cash) he has received through Halliburton with his no-bid debauchery? I also believe we could look forward to more of the same ole, same ole with the HIllary and Bill syndicate.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  48. Rich , McKinney Texas

    I don't make anything of it. Here we go on another conspiracy theory chase. This is a non profit journalist organization. What standing do they have in the world? None. They have picked select excerpts out of speeches to draw this conclusion and not even one whole speech. I could do the exact same thing on You tube and amaze my friends. Your also forgetting that those 6 must have been some brilliant speech givers to convince 537 congress members into voting to go to war. Is this study also saying that these 6 slick tongued devils fooled 537 intelligent elected people who are suppose to be looking out for the best interest of the country at all costs? Well now Jack. That would make those 537 people complete idiots and fools now wouldn't it?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  49. Joel New Brighton MN

    I believe Bush wanted this war and saw an opportunity with 9/11 to take Sadam out. Ithink he got his cohorts to compile half truths and sorted fact with shadey witnesses about Weapons of mass destruction. White washed it and presented it to the world at the U.N. I don't think Bush knew or cared to know the details of their lies. They got the war going and now he can just sit back and say I was misinformed. What are we to do but finish what we started. Of course maybe the President is handed lies by people he can't control. Where does the buck stop?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  50. tom boyd

    mr. Cafferty,
    Thank you for bringing this to your viewers' attention. Of course, the Bush administration will say they really, really weren't lying but the truth is that Cheney's address to the VFW in August of 2002 contained a blatant, outright lie. He said "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Sadam Hussein is amassing weapons of mass destruction...." The lie in that statement was Mr. Cheney's use of the phrase "there is no doubt." It was clear then and it has been doubly clear for over four and a half long years of bloodshed and destruction that there was plenty of doubt about Sadam's WMD. We all remember Cheney's false and incorrect assertion almost 3 years ago "that we're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." How many of our U.S. service personnel have died since he said that? Cheney and Bush have proven to be liars and the media hardly ever blinked when told those lies.
    Tom Boyd
    Hawthorn Woods, IL

    January 23, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  51. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Bush and Cheney are war criminals and unfortunately will not be held accountable. But it is important that all documents Cheney and his attorney rewrote without review by the appropriate justices be rescinded along with the presidents power to start a war without amending the Constitution. The 935 false statements were made because there are 935 crimes or more against the Constitution.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  52. Jenny from New York

    It will be declared a "political study" and will be dismissed by the administration. And Congress won't do a thing about it.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  53. Bertha Armstrong

    935, is that all? I thought it was more than that.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  54. E.G

    I watched a program called Chaney's Law and it showed who the culprit was. Colin Powell was lied to just like the rest of the people (and congress)so really can't blame him.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  55. Hugh, NC

    IMPEACH. NOW.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  56. Mike Mills

    Is lying to the people as serious as lying to congress? Is the murder of tens of thousands of innocents as serious and staining someone's blue dress? Where is the proportionality of our justice system?

    Our leaders are an evil and despicable bunch of thugs and they have earned the right to be treated thusly.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  57. Ralph

    We all know George W. Bush and his vice president are "con" men and the run up to the war was a "sales" job. What can we do about it?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  58. jim

    They lied to us?.... Oh my gosh, golly gee.
    Isn't that a..(pause)...Crime?
    Isn't that, something that people in office go to jail for?
    didn't they swear an oath when they took that office, to uphold all the laws of the land
    Fraud, lying to congress, misrepresenting public funds,
    aren't they all crimes against the American people
    Shouldn't these people, pay some kind of fine or restitution or something?
    And what about all the families who lost loved ones in Iraq?
    What about them, can they not sue somebody?
    What about those who served, lost an arm or a leg,
    can they get their lives back?
    What about the tax payers, who funded all of this?
    Can they get a refund or something?
    Oh my gosh Jack,... you mean all this time
    and they lied!
    for Shame

    January 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  59. Mary

    Gee Jack, only 935! Let's see, with 3,931 of our brave that have died as of today – that's only a tad over 4 that have had to die for a lie. Give Georgie some slack – it's "hard work" you know.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  60. Nick E

    Everybody knew it was all lies at the time, the only surprise here is how low the total is, only 935, that's just not credible. Some lies have been stolen, I want a recount!

    Nick E, Manhattan, NY

    January 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  61. peter benton

    Jack,
    The thing that permeates my thoughts is impeachment. W#hy haven't we even heard a whisper. The reason is that most of the miscreants in congress were complicent in Perpetuating the war and they would all be foubd out so they just keep on keeping on in hopes that it will all just go away

    January 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  62. LCB

    Well, to those that voted for him and continue to support him, now don't you just feel stupid?!! You all were played!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  63. Dennis in Gwinn, MI

    Other than George Washington and honest Abe...name a president that didn't lie about one thing or the other? These people are human, they are put in office by people or entities who have something to gain....you expect truth? What history books have you been reading?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  64. Tom Bennett

    Almost five years later and this question is just being asked? Whatever happened to the free press? During the run up to this "big lie" and "illegal war" the press put out less than 3% of it's stories that questioned this idiocy.
    (The actual figure I saw was less than 1%)

    They just followed along like the bought and paid for puppies that they are. I blame the press as much as the politicians. Bush says "the whole world thought what we thought", and the reason the world believed our opinion is simple, they thought our free press would have exposed all the lies if they weren't true.

    We should impeach Bush his gang and the press!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  65. Angie from Washington State

    Jack can you say Vietnam, that is what my father says about this war. The government didn't learn its lesson in that war and we have a war very similar to it in Iraq now as I remember it the president back then got impeached and there were protestors everywhere. Sure most were on drugs but they stood for something a society that would rise against the man if they didn't agree with him. Why again is Bush still in the White House Clinton got impeached for a sexual affair sure not right, but come on Bush has done a lot worse and he is getting lower approval ratings than Clinton ever did. Where are the flower children when you need them? Bush should have gotten impeached a long tomi ago...

    January 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  66. Dick Eubanks

    Jack:
    It simply quantifies what we all know and many accept,Nancy Pelosi excepted. We might as well replace our impeachment statutes with a citizens recall provision. At least the people might try to prevent another unprovoked war.

    Dick,Utah

    January 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  67. frank zeringue

    What worries me is that this country will again elect another right-wing, bible-thumper, who will continue this war. The economy is tanking in huge part because of the bill being piled up for future generations to pay. We must take care of our people, and our own country now. Waiting for help in the next life does not help. This life, and this time must be secured. Each of us is responsible for the next life ourselves.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  68. Greg from PA

    That makes at least 260 reasons Nancy Pelosi is an idiot for not moving to impeach President Bush and at least 935 reasons not to elect another Republican president this time around.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:36 pm |
  69. Mary Steele Yorktown VA

    The study is not "flawed" as stated by Bush, intelligence reports showed that there was not a WMD threat, the chemical weapons were 2-3 years away from him being able to hit the U.S. with them. He took the reports and picked at them until he got what he wanted to go to war, which he planned long before it was relevant.

    Until Bush and the rest of them are held accountable for their lies, we will not get back the respect we had.

    This Congress and other representatives will also be held accountable when they are booted out of office for not representing US.

    Citizens are tired of the illegals and lack of protection from the FDA and other areas.

    Chertoff should show more backbone and demand what he needs to get the job done, or be replaced with somebody who can.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  70. Ashlee

    Unfortunately, the world doesn't come with a remote control that allows you to press rewind. If it did, I'm sure most of those who voted for President Bush would go back to the time they were in their voting booth. Hind sight is 20/20...we need to focus on getting a true leader in the White House for the sake of our country, not over analyze the past.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  71. Greg

    I honestly don't think much of the study. Anyone alive today that has been awake since 2001 knows that Bush and his cronies are honesty challenged.

    But to say that they lied implies that they know the difference between truth and untruth. These folks live in a fantasy world that they seem to have control over, and they have the power to lead many non-thinkers astray. Everything one sees on television is real, right? Or is it just the opposite? Maybe that's why Ron Paul doesn't make it onto the screen much; he's for real.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  72. Mary

    This administration has little regard for ethics and a high reverence for spin. Learning how to manipulate perception from the Presidential campaign of 2000, this administration perfected that skill with a campaign to get us into Iraq. The end justified the means.

    It's not surprising that the administration's stand on torture has a similar framework; if the goal is desirable, then a little degrading, painful, dehumanizing treatment is OK. Again, for them, the end justified the means.

    I find it ironic that the President who looked down his nose at Bill Clinton's lie is having his own nose rubbed in the dirt of far more consequential ones. What a hypocrite!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  73. Vince, Los Angeles

    Why in the world have we not implemented impeachment proceedings??? Why aren't you writing about it?? For God's sake they impeached Bill Clinton for lying about sex!!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  74. Al

    That's a lie, Jack...it was 936.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  75. Wayne

    What no WMD's? Saddam & Osama didn't plan 9/11 together? The Iraqi oil revenue won't finance the costs of the war? Golly gee, next thing you know your going to tell me that our economy isn't perfect as a result of the Bush tax cuts! Are you biased unpatriotic liberal media guys trying to imply that our decider in chief isn't honest? Dang, what a revelation!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  76. Larry from MO.

    Jack,

    This study is astounding to any American who reads it. It makes one sick to their stomach. Where were the Senators? Where were the Representatives? These are our eyes in the political world. I think all of them should be scrutinized. How can they sit in their Congressional seats and listen to 935 lies and not realized until it's to late to stop the madness. I think they aught to give a dose of no-dose
    to the Congressmen before each session.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  77. Daygo

    Dear Jack, Lets just say no matter how high the number is I would not be shocked. Lets Just call him the false statement guy. The true be told I just think he was trying to show his dad up and still is. Trying is the key word here. I am ready for your next book Jack, Just can not get to much from you and Lou. I think is called truth. I just wish the false statement guy knew what that is.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  78. Chuck

    Jack; They should be held accountable! If the administration has broken laws I believe they should brought before a court of law, everything brought out in the open (something that has NOT been done for the last 7 yrs.)....if "wrongs or broken laws" are proved.........make examples of them! It's the only way we can regain our standing in the eyes of the world and the confidence of the American people. This administration has been A DISGRACE to all Americans and to the World..........
    Chuck OH

    January 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  79. Dan H

    Hi Jack,it seems a waste of money to do a study on what we already know. They ought to do a study on the gullability of the American people. As a Viet Nam Vet I thought we couldn t win a war in a country where nobody liked us, we couldn t even win in Viet Nam where some of the people liked us some of the time. A Viet Nam Vet that supports this war must have slept thru their year in Viet Nam. As far as lying politicians it doesn t seem to effect their electability too much , because I think we are about to elect another one with a growing nose.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  80. Nelson in NJ

    Quick, someone make a copy of this database so we'll have a proper backup in the event it disappears like the administration's emails. This will come in handy when they are prosecuted for war crimes.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  81. Ralph

    Simple, Jack. I don't believe Bush had any desire to combat terrorism. One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the biggest danger lies with Syria and Iran, not with Iraq. Our troops are in the Middle East so that he can make the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait feel more secure, not to work alone or with Israel to eliminate terrorist threats.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  82. Ron M

    Why do you tantalize the Bush haters with questions like this? Oh, I forgot, you are one of them. The WMD were there...that's a gernerally accepted fact. The question is where are they now? T

    There is credible intelligence that the Russian-made WMD were relocated just days prior to the war by Russian techicians into Syria and iran. Our troops even fired on and killed some of them as we entered Baghdad and they were bugging out...remember?

    The administration has chosen to quash every story conerning Putin's subterfuge out of fear of faming the still-glowing embers of the cold war. You know, or should know that.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  83. Dave Brooklyn, NY

    If I had any say in the matter at all, I’d make a very strong case for impeachment out of it. But my question is where were these "journalists" six years ago?

    What we really need is more traffic cops in Congress and more Senators in the highway patrol. That way Bush and his macabre band of thieves wouldn’t get past the first lie and I wouldn’t have any traffic tickets.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  84. Jeff in MD

    Jack, a chronic liar once stated: "It ain't a lie if I believe it"

    January 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  85. scott Britney

    Jack, There Republicans!If their lips are moving....their lying.Remember when he promised to bring honor and integrity back to the oval office.?Case closed!!!!Scott West Tisbury

    January 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  86. Alex

    I don't think it is fair to say Colin Powell lied. I feel bad for him. Here's a guy who is used to the "military style" of how things are run: he just takes orders from those above him. He didn't believe half the stuff Bush told him, but for some reason he followed through to protect the United States' reputation around the world. When he made the pitch to the UN, you could tell he was like a puppet, and Bush was controlling what he was saying. I think if Powell had the courage to do so, like he did as a national hero, he would have turned around to Bush and told him to shove the report up his ass. Maybe then Bush would understand that what he did was crap.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  87. Larry

    I don't think anyone would be surprised that they lied, and this often. BUT, what's going to happen? Nothing. They'll get away with this like they have with everything else for the past seven years. What is wrong with this country when we have allowed this to happen. By tomorrow we'll never hear about this story again.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  88. Allen L Wenger

    Be honest Jack, are you surprised? President Bush and his administration wanted to go to war with Iraq from day 1. They used 9/11 as an excuse, knowing that they would be at war before the truth would surface and then it would be too late. This is very similar to what they are trying to accomplish with Iran right now. It's a sad state of affairs when the President of Iran has more credibility than the President of the U.S.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  89. Clay

    Jack, so give or take a few hundred lies, it doesn't matter who funded the study regardless of how other news outlets are trying to spin it. They still lied.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  90. Ron Martinsville, Va.

    The study shows me that each false statement costs America about 4.3 brave soldiers.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  91. TnT

    never mind the 4000 american troops, how about the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis- turn the report over to the Haig and let the world do what your countrymen seem incapable of just recompense....first the Bushs and now the Clinton perhaps lying is the new national sport

    January 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  92. mike hansen

    Obtaining gooods by false pretenses is a crime. Bush intentional lied to the Congress and the public to get the United states into this war. The Congress relied on his facts that he knew were false. He is the one who should apologize to the American public.. Any member of Congress who supports his fraudulent conduct. should be voted out of office. It is not practical to impeach.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  93. Brian Davis, Delray Beach, FL

    Doesn't matter much, he just retroactively pardoned himself and his staff remember?

    January 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  94. Ted Woods

    Most of us have a sense of shame or embarrassment when we fail miserably, or show gross incompetence. Most of us have a sense of shame when we tell a lie, especially when we get caught. The people of this administration is the most shameless bunch I've ever seen. They are shameless liars and shameless war-promoters.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  95. Paul

    No kidding? Really? Gosh ~~~ I didn't think he could count that high! You don't say?! Well, that beggars another question: How many other times did Pres Bush misstate a fact or whatever on another vital topic? Y'know, something meaty like, uh, the economy? I know he keeps saying the state of the economy is "good".

    January 23, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  96. Douglas V.

    Jack,
    This sort of thing is not surprising to me at all and what it does is confirm suspicions and quantify just how wrong the president and his cabinet were. We have known that there were false pretenses and many of us begged caution and further investigation before war or toppling Saddam Hussein. We were laughed at or called cowardly or "Un-American"

    Now we are party to a costly damaging war with no right answers and a lot of hurt feelings, destroyed families and grieving loved ones. Let us end this war before another mother must find that her son has died for a cause no one can identify.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  97. Terry

    Jack
    Only 935 false statements ? it doesnt surprise me, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Wait awhile there will be more look at what they are still dragging out about Tricky Dickie.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  98. Beverley

    How is it that we know what Brittany Spears is doing every second of the day – but we have to wait years to find out what our leaders are doing! We should hire the paparazzi to cover the White House – then maybe we can have some true oversight!

    January 23, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  99. Joel

    They're trying to provide one false statement for every American,
    it's part of the "ownership society".

    January 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  100. George Dengler

    Only 935 times on Iraq. Has anyone counted the total lies about everything that has occurred since these liars sleezed into the executive office? There's no justice – Clinton was impeached for lying about sex. These "bozos" ( a term used by Bush senior) lie, lie, lie again and again without censure or ouster.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  101. Thomas Bewley

    JACK,
    I am glad that Obama is fighting back because he has shown me the fire that i was looking for early on. It is this vigor, that i was looking for and have found. He has to keep defending himself against Hillary and Bill because really i loved Bill Clinton but how can either one of them have the audacity to question another person's involvement with someone that has been indicted. There have been numerous involvements and business deals with so called shady characters dating back to Arkansas. So give me a break, Hillary. Lets bring up some of you and your husbands past acquaintentces.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  102. Gary L. Lemke

    It explains why we keep putting our NOSES where they do not belong all around the world. We have a bunch of Pinnocios in charge.

    January 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  103. Jonathan

    I think it's terrible that they're just now finding out what the majority of the American people already knew. When someone does something about it is when I'll start believing anything said in DC.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  104. ben

    What is worse the 935 lies or the watch dog press not doing anything about it for seven years??

    Ben
    Louisville, KY

    January 23, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  105. Larry from KY.

    He was selling oil for Euro's and sealed his fate by having the second largest oil reserve in the world. We are not going to let anybody upset the dollar standard and the Saudi's had just kicked us out. Got to have a military presence in the region and Kuwait just ain't big enough. It don't hurt to show our medievil "II know its spelled Medieval thats not a ky. typo." side every now and then, keeps everybody honest. Don't need 189 reasons, just a few will do for the neo cons who plan to wage oil wars for the oil corporations the next 50 years.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  106. Ron Margheim

    Jack, Why hasn't the Congress begun impeachment proceedings? Only then will we know the truth about this administration!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  107. Stephen

    935 lies! is that all? In my opinion every statement that comes out of the mouths of this administration is bound to be a lie. I don't think they know how to tell the truth.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  108. steve duran

    Whats a one lie or two or 935, when the whole presidency is based on lies.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  109. Don

    Jack;

    Everyone that voted for the autrhorization to go to war must be real winners too. I wouldn't believe anything that you and the drive by media say then, now or in the future. Your approval rating doesn't even register. This is the untinmate Looney Toones that you have done!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  110. Melvin Schmidt

    Doesn't this make them war criminals? Isn't it congress RESPONSIBILITY to take action on this. I hope all the republicans read this and accept the fact that the democratic party is NOT the only corrupt party. What is it going to take to get our government to figure out what is right and wrong and then do the right thing.

    By the way, Kucinich made a statement in the house today that he was submitting legislation to impeach Bush.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  111. GWB

    This isn't news, it's more just a citation for an already-known truth.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  112. Mike

    Impeachment?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  113. Ray

    Must be fuzzy math if they only counted 935.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  114. John Q. Republican

    This is the sort of partisan blather that makes CNN a mouthpiece of the left-wing media machine.

    Get real jobs.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  115. Terry M

    Impeachment

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  116. Tina Tschudy

    IMPEACH!!!!!!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  117. cindy

    IMPEACH, IMPEACH, IMPEACH!!!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  118. Phil Shapiro

    I was shocked to learn it was "only" 935 lies.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  119. Shunk W

    And how many of those HUNDREDS of lies did CNN report uncritically to help us get into this insane war?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  120. Adam Kontras

    When The Lord appoints you as president, it doesn't matter what "laws of man" you break... so "Let's Bomb Iran".

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  121. frank

    935? That's close enough for govement work

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  122. Eric Bennett

    One word: Impeachment.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  123. Monique Couillard

    I believe they call that a lie – and the person who said it a liar.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  124. anil

    pack of lies.........if that is not enough reason for impeachment.i dont know what is!!!!!!!!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  125. Wendy

    When do the impeachment hearings begin?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  126. Luke

    If this isn't a call to impeach, I don't know what is.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  127. Phil

    This is no big surprise; anyone who looked into Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda for more than 12 seconds could see that Saddam was Sunni and Al Qaeda is Shia. They wouldn't be working together. This was poorly disguised imperialism.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  128. Tom Vogel

    Why hasn't he been impeached? 935 false statements that led to a needless war is far more egregious than the Monica Lewinsky affair that led to the Clinton impeachment.
    -Tom Vogel
    Las Vegas, NV

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  129. jen

    I would simply be interested in finding out more about the study.....who was behind it, where it came from, what other studies have these organizations put out, etc.....

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  130. Don Shook

    Gee, I guess I'd have to say business as usual.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  131. Chris

    Only 935 times?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  132. Cordell

    I think its great that the world is slowly waking up to the lies this President has been feeding this country since 9/11. The question becomes now what is the congress going to do about it? What i like to know is can an ex President be placed in prison for crimes he committed while President of the United States.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  133. Ashley Freeman

    All I have to say to that study is DUH! Congratulations on making a study on something that's been blatantly obvious since day one. Although personally, I would have expected the number to be much higher. At this point, it wouldn't shock me if President Bush's name was actually TootieFrootie.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  134. Lynn Jonas

    The reason the world saw Saddam as a threat is precisely because of the lies Bush and Company told. Wasn't that the point of lying in the first place?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  135. Jonathan

    I really don't think it matters. Bush beleived these things, and so did most of the American people. Lets not forget these "lies" that even the Democrats beleived. We elect a President to do as he believes. I think Bush beleived in every reason for invading Iraq, and therefore he did it. But we are at war now, and all these things do are damage the morale of our troops. Instead of talking about all these mistakes we made, we should be talking about what we CAN do to further fix the situation!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  136. Terry M.

    Jack, regardless of whether or not they were intentional 935 false statements, errors or misinterpretations of the data are unacceptable for the leader of the most powerful nation in the world and his aides.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  137. Steve

    This report confirms why I have felt so uttlery disappointed in the American System. My stomach is in knots that "we" can't do anything about this lying scum bag and his cronies. Sometimes I think the Ancient Romans had the right idea.
    Just throw him off the tallest building in DC and then slaughter his advisors.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  138. Kelly

    Can we please have this criminal group incarcerated and their assets frozen? Will the UN step in to save us from the rest of their lies?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  139. jaye

    Only one word comes to mind: Impeach.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  140. Michael John Lorenz

    Cafferty, I think this is what people call TREASON.

    trea·son (noun)

    1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
    2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
    3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  141. cindy

    Someone please hold these thugs accountable

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  142. Alan

    We actually needed a "study" to determine that every time their lips moved they lied? I'm just glad that the "study" wasn't done with public funds. Though, it would be cheaper than what we are paying for staying there...

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  143. Jeff

    So how many more did we need for impeachment? Negative 934?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  144. david

    This is an Urban Myth.

    Our CIA, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, the British, the Germans, et al ALL thought Saddam had WMDS

    The fact that neither you or the study acknowledges this underscores your bias and incompetence

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  145. judith darin

    If any of us "regular" people performed our jobs with such ridiculous abandon for the truth we would be fired/terminated/sacked – which ever word you would like to use. Amazing.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  146. Gary

    I think the liar should be impeached

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  147. Bob Sawyer

    Jack,
    I am surprised with the findings that Dubya & Co. lied 935 times. I would have guessed the number would have been many fold more!
    Bob

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  148. trooper

    Then why are Bush and Cheney not being impeached, if not worse? Bill Clinton was impeached for one falsehood, one that had nothing to do with any national concern.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  149. Lauretta Gordon

    935 false statements? I call that more than enough grounds for impeachment on the grounds of treason. What are we waiting for?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  150. jeff

    i've been wondering this whole time why we've been in iraq, they say we are fighting for our freedom but we invaded iraq! you don't hear much about osama and the hunt for him and he is the reason why we even had a threat, i think that ole W. is doing this cause his daddy got punked by saddam and maybe his dad put him up to it, who knows, so many things are lied about in the white house and no one gets punished, but its pretty much blasphemy and unpatriotic if we have something to say about it....ridiculous

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  151. Robert

    Jack,

    Only 935 lies???? Truth is that we have known for years that President Bush and his minions have lied to us over and over again and the number doesn't surprise me at all. What does surprise me, and I suspect millions of others throughout this great country, is why these lies fail to merit impeachment just as one lie (about sex) resulted in former President Clinton's impeachment. Mr. Clinton's lie didn't cost us nearly 4,000 American lives, tens of thousands of American soldiers with life altering injuries, or the hostility and disrespect of our allies. Mr. Bush is a far greater disgrace to our American heritage than Mr. Clinton ever was or will be.

    Robert

    North Port, FL

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  152. Bob Fleming

    I am surprised the number is so low.

    Bush makes "Bahgdad Bob" look lilke the eiptome of credibility.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  153. Stacy

    It's simple – We need to start impeachment hearings. This is a no-brainer!

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  154. Jeff A,

    Jack,

    There are no consequences for those who lied, so whats the point? What's the point Jack, when there are no consequences.

    To think that any candidate that is running for president will bring "change" in any real form is a myth as well.

    This nation is a shell of what it was 30 years ago, and I will not have children in the America I live in today.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  155. Troy

    935? All within his 1st year? Is anyone surprised. I still say it will take 2 Clintons, assisted by one Obama to clean up after this Bush fiasco.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  156. Kareem

    Jack, it just shows that the Bush administration had their own personal agenda in invading Iraq. I'm not sure what it was, exactly, but the only way to get this agenda to work was to lie to Congress, and lie to America. Only a few people saw through these petty lies, and one of them happens to be Senator Barack Obama.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  157. brianne

    It doesn't suprise me in the least. The real farce is that even after all of this, the Administration still makes excuses. At the cost of thousands of lives, sadly. And counting..... Do they not see even after all of this time that every single instance they mess up, more people die??

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  158. Darby

    This is the heart of the whole matter, isn't it? Did Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz know that there were no WMD's before they led us into an unwinnable war, OR did they actually beleive that the WMD's would be found once we arrived in Iraq? In time the truth will out.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  159. Jackie Kirkley

    Why are the American people allowing this idiot to still be in office? What will it take to get all of us to understand that George W. Bush is the worst president the USA has ever had? Thank you for allowing me to have my say.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  160. Morey

    So Jack why don't you or other members of the media tell the American people the real reason(s) behind this War?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  161. Joe from Tennessee

    Jack,
    I say it's a good thing they limited it to lies about Iraq during the two year period. If the study wasn't that narrowly limited, it would have made 'War and Peace' look like a Readers Digest story.

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  162. Peter

    Its only false statements if we can prove they knew otherwise – is that possible and did the study demonstrate that on an acedemic basis – or did they just count the number of times it was menertioned in the media – I could do that. The real key is knowledge of information demonstating false statement, then we start impeachment. Got the evidence?

    January 23, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  163. Michael

    Jack,
    We have to face reality. As serious as this is, we have a congress, who would rather put Roger Clemmens in Jail than to end this war, and to give the country back to the people. The Big business has had it long enough, now it's time for the people to take it back, We need a third party a party for the people.

    March 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm |