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November 18, 2005

Bush and Polls and Lies About Iraq

-- by Dave Johnson

Bush is always sayng he doesn't pay attention to polls. Of course, he says that because polls show that people like to hear that.

So the polls for Bush have been dropping, and obviously Bush us reading these polls. That's why he's out accusing his critics of treason...

Bush accuses Iraq critics of "rewriting history" and endangering troops

Cheney attacks war critics as `dishonest, reprehensible'

Stung over Iraq, White House takes offensive

White House attempts to reverse declining support over Iraq

Bush's Attacks on Iraq War Critics Seek to Salvage Credibility

Bush turns to political base as war support wanes

etc.

Meanwhile, Bush Gang Swore Saddam Was Behind 9/11 In Lawsuit,

Much to the dismay of President Bush, Americans can remember all on their own, without any coaching from Democrats, that in the run up to war in Iraq, it was top official from the administration who were making the claim that Saddam was in cahoots with bin Laden and that he was secretly involved to 9/11.

The fact that the administration's disinformation campaign was entirely successful is evidenced by an October 2004, Harris Poll, taken three weeks before the last presidential election, which reported that 62% of all voters, and 84% of those planning to vote for Bush, still believed that Saddam had ''strong links" to Al Qaeda, and that 41% of all voters, and 52% of Bush backers, believed that Saddam had ''helped plan and support the hijackers" who had attacked the country on 9/11.

[. . .] The lawsuit represents the one and only time that the truth or falsity of the Saddam-9/11 connection has ever been tested. In the end, the Judge in the case delivered a verdict in favor of the families based on specific claims by Mylroie and top administration officials, that a definite link between Saddam and 9/11 did in fact exist.

US District Court Judge, Harold Baer, entered a default judgment for the plaintiffs in January 2003, because the time allowed for a response had passed, and the defendants had failed to file an answer to the plaintiff's complaint.

. . . In his written findings, Judge Baer acknowledged that he based his decision on the statements of Woolsey, Powell, Tenet, and Mylroie, all of whom he considered experts on the Saddam-9/11 connection, and said: "The opinion testimony of the plaintiffs' experts is sufficient to meet plaintiffs' burden that Iraq collaborated in or supported bin Laden/al Qaeda's terrorist acts of September 11. . ."

Posted by Dave Johnson at November 18, 2005 2:10 PM

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Comments

If the public starts to catch on to your lies, the thing to do is to keep on telling lies, I guess. The one who actually disappoints me is Powell, because I'd thought he was a man of honor. I'll never understand why he went along with this. I hope the magic spell is broken, and that the public has wised up enough to not fall for the current crop of lies. This has been like some hideous fairy tale, not like anything one would expect from real even moderately sane humans. I still think maybe the whole bunch arrived here from another planet. I guess they really did believe they could "make their own reality," if you remember that shocking revelation.

Posted by: MJ at November 18, 2005 2:56 PM

There is no doubt that people like these did indeed come from outer space -- at least in the sense of the great scifi film "Quatermass and the Pit", AKA "Five Million Years to Earth".

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2005 3:14 PM

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