A study was released today that reviewed the statements made in the run-up to the Iraq war that came up with 950+ direct, provable lies that led us to war. The report is an interesting read.
I'd like to say a bit about holding our elected representatives responsible. It is the nature of our government to make things difficult to prove wrongdoing sometimes. While I believe that some efforts can turn into witch hunts, this is not one of them. We are in this mess because of lies by public officials and they need to be held accountable for it in order to help stem this sort of thing happening on this scale again. That is why I believe studies like these and continuing investigations into pre-war rationale, intelligence, and other factors must continue and must end with people being held responsible, even if they are no longer in office at the time.
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