They've Been Lying for a Long Time
by James Glaser
January 24, 2008

We can argue about the numbers, but when you get right down to it, the United States has had over 4,000 troops killed and over 30,000 wounded in George Bush's wars. These numbers are facts given to us by the Pentagon. What we can argue about is the number of innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians killed. I doubt anyone would say that number is less than 150,000, with most people saying that number is low by a factor of 3 or more. That is just the dead, nobody is even guessing how many innocent people have been wounded, but it could easily be over a million.

Any way you look at it, President Bush's time in office has been bloody.

The Associated press came out with a story about a report published by The Center for Public Integrity, which worked with the Fund for Independence in Journalism, in trying to find out how many false statements were given out by our government before we went to war in Iraq.

Study: Bush, Other Officials Issued Hundreds of False Statements Before Iraq Invasion

The AP says, "A study by the two non-profit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks."

It goes on with this, "the study concluded that 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."

You can go on their web site and look for yourself. They have things pretty much spelled out, with a total of 935 false statements. President Bush and his people lied to us 532 times about weapons of mass destruction. President Bush was the leading liar with "259 false statements" and Colin Powell was close behind with 254. Others named for giving false statements (lies) were Vice President Dick Cheney, then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.

After you read over this report, you have to ask if these people feel any sort of guilt. Even if they claim they didn't know they were lying, they have to realize that they helped kill and maim over a million people.

You would think if they were out-and-out lying because they thought we needed this war, and it was after all going to be a slam dunk, that they would now feel like putting a bullet into their heads because of all the horror they caused.

Somehow, I doubt these people even care about the Americans killed and wounded, after all, look at the way they under-fund Veteran hospitals. Some how these people have the ability to wash the blood off their hands and flush it out of their minds.

Some group in Congress, Democrat and Republican, should step up and start the impeachment process, after all, these people lied to them, too. Either that, or members of Congress were in on the fix, and we just haven't had an investigation on that yet.

Post Script:

If you have been watching the Stock Exchange the last few days, do you wonder how they manipulate it?

I read this headline yesterday, the only trouble is, it takes more than one Congressman to really get things rolling.

Dennis Kucinich plans to introduce Articles of Impeachment against President Bush on Jan. 28 — the day of Mr. Bush's State of the Union speech.

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