Bush Administration Made Over 900 Known False Statements To Help Promote The Iraq War
According to NBC News, an independent analysis of the statements from the Bush Administration leading to the 2003 Iraq War involved making over 900 false statements intended to build public support for the run-up to the war. These including false statement such as suggesting a nuclear "mushroom" cloud and other serious injury to the U.S. would result unless the U.S. acts against Iraq. In other examples, nonmilitary sites were misidentified as dangerous military research sites or weapons production sites.
The Bush Administration deliberately misused national security concerns of the American public to start an elective war with Iraq which was weakened by 12 years of UN sanctions against weapons of mass destruction and tight regulations regarding the sale of oil to be used for food relief only. Although certainly a terrible dictator, Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein was hardly in any real position to pose either a regional or global threat since his power and military were so depleted since his loss in the 1991 Gulf War.