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This Just In: George W. Bush is a Lying M#$%&$F#!$%&

If you have at least two brain cells to rub together, you’ve already known this since 2002 if not before.

For me that moment of clarity (or “DUUHH” moment, whatever you want to call it) occurred during the summer of 2002. The Enron and Harken (Bush’s former company) scandals were all over the headlines. Bush made a big show of signing an Enron-inspir ed reform bill. As soon as the ceremony was over, he quietly deleted a small part of the legislation  (i.e. the teeth). And it was right then that the headlines unanimously switched from corporate sleaze to “Iraq Has Weapons of Mass Destruction and “Saddam Hussein is Hitler.”

By then it was crystal clear to me that things weren’t as they seemed. But now it’s official. The Mainstream “Media” is now telling us what we’ve already known (here and here).

Well, it’s a start. Maybe this story will become even more mainstream and you’ll see it in your favorite newspaper, right next to the usual headlines. “Britney Vomits On Lindsay, Grabs Kids, Crashes Car” — “George W. Bush Murdered Four Thousand American Soldiers.”

Two nonprofit journalism organization s have found that Bush and his puppetmaster s issued hundreds of public false statements about Iraq between 2001 and 2003. All of these 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.”

One of these organization s, the Center for Public Integrity, has this report posted at their website. The other group is the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

Two staff members of the Fund for Independence in Journalism said: “In short, the Bush administrati on 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.”

The Bush Administrati on made a total of 935 false statements — in speeches, briefings, interviews — during this 2-year period. There were 532 statements claiming that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction and/or was closely tied with al Qaeda.

The people named in the study were: Bush, Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.

Bush scored the highest with 259 lies. Colin Powell came in second with 244.

The study concluded with: “The cumulative effect of these false statements — amplified by thousands of news stories and broadcasts — was massive, with the media coverage creating an almost impenetrable din for several critical months in the run-up to war. Some journalists — indeed, even some entire news organization s — have since acknowledged that their coverage during those prewar months was far too deferential and uncritical. These mea culpas notwithstand ing, much of the wall-to-wall media coverage provided additional, ‘independent ’ validation of the Bush administrati on’s false statements about Iraq.”

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27 Responses to “This Just In: George W. Bush is a Lying M#$%&$F#!$%&”

  1. This study funded by George Soros

    Does it say anything about this Liar:

    https://www. jerrydoyle.c om/pg/jsp/ch arts/streami ngAudioMaste r.jsp?dispid =306&headerD est=L3BnL2pz cC9tZWRpYS9m bGFzaHdlbGNv bWUuanNwP3Bp ZD0zMTQy

  2. I don’t want to single anyone out and I will just add these liars to the study that George Soros left out :
    Let’s be fair now

    http://www.f reedomagenda .com/iraq/wm d_quotes.htm l

  3. I certainly agree that they also over stated the case. I also agree that all those in the Senate and house who voted for the war were were stupid and ignored history.

    I do wonder were you came up with the fact that Soros funded it as he is not listed as a contributor on their site.

  4. No mention of all the “false” statements made about Iraq in the 90’s hmmmm. How about all the “false” statements made by dems, in the run up to the war?

    You can see them here: Verified by snopes.

    http://www.s nopes.com/po litics/war/w mdquotes.asp

    Of course these quotes have been posted many times and yet we still have this recycled Bush hater trash talk about Bush’s lies. Amazing.

    A refresher:

    “The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.” – Democratic President Bill Clinton 1998

    “Saddam’s goal…is to achieve the lifting of U.N. sanctions while retaining and enhancing Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs. We cannot, we must not and we will not let him succeed.” –Demo cratic Secretary of State Madeline Albright, 1998

    “Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.” –Demo cratic Senator Tom Dashle, 1998

    “There is no doubt that…Saddam Hussein has reinvigorate d his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of an illicit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.” – Democratic Senator Bob Graham, December 2001

    “Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an internationa l coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” Former Democratic Vice President Al Gore, 2002

    “I share this administrati on’s goals in dealing with Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction. ” – Democratic House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, September 2002

    “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein’s regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed.” – Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy, September 2002

    “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.” - Former Democratic Vice President Al Gore, September 2002

    “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Quaida members, though there is apparently no evidence in his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.” Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton, October 2002

    “I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” Democratic Senator John Kerry, October 2003

    “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retained some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build his chemical and biological warfare capability. intelligence reports also indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons, but has not yet achieved nuclear capability.” Democratic Senator Robert Byrd, October, 2002

    “Saddam Hussein’s regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He already used them against his neighbors and his own people and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal.” Democratic Senator John Edwards, October 2002

    “Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunatel y, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement.” – Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, November 2002

    “We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. ” – Democratic Senator Bob Graham, December 2002

    “Without question we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator; leading an oppressive regime…He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculati on. And now he is miscalculati ng America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction… So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.” –Demo cratic Senator John Kerry, January, 2003

    “I am absolutely confident that there are weapons…I saw evidence back in 1998 when we could see the inspectors being barred gaining entry into a warehouse for hours with trucks rolling up and then moving those trucks out.” Clinton’s Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, April 2003

  5. The Center for Public Integrity is funded by the Open Society group who is no one other than George Soros.
    The media is trying very hard not to connect his name to it but an educated consumer is the best customer
    Go to this link and see how it says CFPI is funded by Open Society then click on Open Society and you will see Soros name up top

    http://www.n iemanwatchdo g.org/index. cfm?fuseacti on=ask_this. view&askthis id=00150

  6. Hey Tom, I have a question. Seriously, I don’t think there is any possibility of you not being aware of the notable quotes from prominent Dems about Iraq and the WMD (correct me if I am wrong), so why do you post this kind of “study” knowing the obvious flaws? In this climate of ultra partisanship why introduce an article put out by such “blinded by hatred” partisans with such easily countered points? How could a study so completely biased be taken with any credibility and doesn’t the fact that someone would just ignore the entire other side cause a basis to reject any argument put forth in the future? Isn’t this exactly the kind of thing the right means when they talk of “Bush derangement syndrome”?

  7. The ford foundation is on their list of funders but not the open society. Where your link is getting it’s information I do not know. The link is also about telecom and implies that the study had additional financing.

    None of which truley invalidates your’s and manapp99 point that many people were running about like chickens with their heads cut off..

    The only things that you can really prove that Bush lied about were:

    A. He had not made up his mind to go to war. The truth is that he entered the white house looking for an excuse.

    B. The yellow cake incident. He was told that this was probably false and continue to spout it.

    C. Iraq’s al qaeda connects. Once again he continued to hawk this after being told it was not so.

    D. Iraq was linked to 9/11

  8. I’ve been putting this new study out there on the blogosphere myself. When you read the report and look at the methodologie s, it is devastating.   Morons, of course, will argue that the report is biased, or that other people also lied or were also mistaken, and so therefore it’s okay to lie or to be wrong. But you read the study, it’s presents indisputable facts that show the administrati on intentionall y and maliciously went to war without just cause.

    JMJ

  9. Manapp: Yes I’m fully aware of all those quotes from Democrats about Saddam Hussein. From my reading, none of those statements were calling for an invasion of Iraq. UN sanctions, getting cooperation from other countries and making everyone aware of the dangers of Iraq’s intentions — that seems to be the gist of most of those quotes. I didn’t interpret any of those statements to mean we should invade Iraq or that we’d be greeted as liberators.

    Nobody’s arguing with the fact that Hussein was a ruthless dictator who gassed his own people. The world is full of ruthless dictators. Our government has been allied with some of the worst ones. In the mid-’70s Amnesty Internationa l rated Chile and Iran (they were on our side then) as the two worst human rights violators in the world.

    As far as “Bush Derangement Syndrome” goes, this report shows that Colin Powell made more false statements than anyone besides Bush. Powell was probably the only person in the Bush Administrati on who was universally liked.

    As far as the Democratic legislators who “voted for the Iraqi invasion before they were against it” (or whatever that phrase is), they’re either stupid or they’re secretly working hand-in-glov e with the neocons and they’re just playing Good Cop Bad Cop.

    It’s true that Soros funded this study. I didn’t know it when I did the post; the MSNBC and Yahoo links didn’t mention it. But several rightwing bloggers posted about this study, and that was their entire angle: “George Soros funds a study and the moonbats are falling all over it,” etc.

  10. Tom the reason the “moonbats” are falling all over it is because for the last few years the other “moonbats” have been saying Bush lied blah,blah,bl ah.
    So while this is what some have been saying over and over and over and over we now have the biggest “moonbat” George Soros use his power and money with his one big agenda in life to bring Bush down so he pays someone money and says go study this.
    Big deal it’s nothing new it’s the same old same old and everyone acts like it’s the latest and greates story ever told. That’s what the “moonbats” are all over it for not because George Soros funded it but because we know he uses his money to manipulate people to get them to hate Bush even more. That and a token will get you a ride on the subway.
    He’s just another rich liberal using his money to help the democrats gain more power.

  11. True moon bats are the conservative s and republicans. They consistantly lie to themselfs.

    They say the want small government while they vote for people who have grown the the government the most since LBJ and FDR.

    They say that they want fiscal responsibili ty then proceed to have the biggest budget deficits.

    They say they want the government out of their life than they have Terry Shrivo.

    By the way what do you consider that Soros has said wrong?

  12. Maybe this had something to do with why the world thought Saddam had WMD:

    “(CBS) Saddam Hussein initially didn’t think the U.S. would invade Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction, so he kept the fact that he had none a secret to prevent an Iranian invasion he believed could happen. The Iraqi dictator revealed this thinking to George Piro, the FBI agent assigned to interrogate him after his capture.”

    http://www.c bsnews.com/s tories/2008/ 01/24/60minu tes/main3749 494.shtml

    More:

    “He told me he initially miscalculate d… President Bush’s intentions. He thought the United States would retaliate with the same type of attack as we did in 1998…a four-day aerial attack,” says Piro. “He survived that one and he was willing to accept that type of attack.” “He didn’t believe the U.S. would invade?” asks Pelley, “No, not initially,” answers Piro.”

  13. The bottom line, and the one that makes the post you put forth as nothing more than a hit piece, is that there is no reason at all to believe that anyone that voiced concern about Saddams WMD at anytime was lying. Misinformed, yes, but lying no. This is why this is part of the Bush derangement syndrome infecting the lefties out there. There is just way to much history before Bush even came into office and way too much information since the invasion to believe that Bush “wanted” to go to war with Iraq from the start or that he misrepresent ed the intel. It is kind of like the lefties that still hang on to the notion that Bush “stole” the election in 2000. You can’t steal something that was yours to begin with. Gore never lead the Florida vote count. Not the first count or the recounts. If anything it is clear that Gore tried to steal the election and the supremes stopped him. Not even the recounts by various media outfits that went on after the elections were over gave the vote count to Gore.

  14. “By the way what do you consider that Soros has said wrong?”

    See above comment.

  15. Oh and my first 2 comments

  16. So Lisa

    Your problem with Soros is he is a rich liberal. It just shows he is sane.

    Beginning in late December 2001, President Bush met repeatedly with Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks and his war cabinet to plan the U.S. attack on Iraq even as he and administrati on spokesmen insisted they were pursuing a diplomatic solution, according to a new book on the origins of the war.

    The intensive war planning throughout 2002 created its own momentum, according to “Plan of Attack”

    and is first question on 9/11 was is Iraq involved.

  17. Lisa,
    You don’t have a problem with rich Conservative s funding studies, or oil companies, or anyone who supports your views. But if a Liberal does it, they’re supporting an agenda? Do you even see this logical disconnect? Oh, wait, never mind, I’m a Liberal so I’m obviously lying. Your Sandyitis is getting worse.

  18. Paul, it is clear that there are rich on both sides, some that actively support an agenda. Soros is one on the left, Mellon-Scaif e on the right. This being the case it does not take away the fact that Soros is a Bush Hater and as such cannot be counted on for a “fair and balanced” report. This report is rubbish for it’s limited scope of remarks about Iraq and WMD. How can it be comprehensiv e if it does not include the background and remarks by others. A fair report would include both. It is clearly a partisan hit piece.

    Do you not remember the reports about Clinton and the people he allegedly had killed? Including Vince Foster? Hit pieces from the right or hit pieces from the left. Same thing different party. This is why I am wondering why anyone truly trying to discern the truth of the matter of Iraq and WMD would resort to tripe such as this report. One so clearly transparent.

  19. Once again there is no proof that Soros is even involved in this. The link provide speaks to a telecom report not this one. Which would make it a LIE to say he was.

  20. Soros uses his money to fund these things like Open Society Institute or Center for Public Intergrity.L ike the name of them is sypposed to mean something.

  21. I’m sorry but since he is not listed as a contirbutor you will need to show some proof.

  22. Chris:

    “* Full disclosure: The Open Society Institute, which was founded by George Soros, is a funder of the Center for Public Integrity.”

    From here:

    http://www.p ublicintegri ty.org/repor t.aspx?aid=1 96

    That is the Center for public integrity website.

  23. Chris I gave you proof in comment # 4 plus Tom stated that same fact in comment # 9.
    Anything else yo might be needing today?

  24. Strange The link is from 2002

    The current list does not show Soros or the open foundation.

    So they are either hiding his affiliation, he has drop his affiliation, or one of the foundations listed is run by him.

  25. Chris forget it, we all know what’s what and who’s who.
    Glad yo agree with George Soros who spent 8 million dollars on a frivolous study which his only agenda for it is to keep Bush’s poll #s down because it’s an election year and we know which party his fortune goes to.

  26. If he spent 8 million on getting george’s numbers down, he wasted his money. George is do a great job of that all by himself

  27. Whatever Chris.

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