Wednesday, March 22, 2006
In a March 21 USA Today article, staff writer David Jackson reported uncritically President Bush's denial during a March 20 appearance in Cleveland, Ohio that his administration had ever claimed a direct connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9-11 terrorist attacks in making the case for war with Iraq. In addition, the article neglected to report that, in his response to an audience member's question, Bush created a straw-man argument by misrepresenting the substance of the question, saying, "I was careful never to say that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack on America."
D.H.: I've seen video collections of Bush Administration officials including Bush & Cheney repeatedly linking Saddam to 9-11, whereas the evidence clearly shows no link whatsoever. It would take hours to document all these false claims. This story shows clearly that the Bush Administration is making a calculated bet that a working majority of the public is either so ignorant or forgetful that we will not remember the lies they have told.
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