Study: False statements preceded war

…And are still being made. The “two non-profit organizations” named as participating in this study are actually composed of essentially the same people, and the “false statements” made are regarding things such as Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction… which was the position of all major intelligence agencies at the time.
A quote from the article:

“It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to al-Qaida,” according to Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith of the Fund for Independence in Journalism staff members, writing an overview of the study. “In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003.”

When did it become “beyond dispute?” Iraq certainly possessed weapons of mass destruction in 1991, and Hussein could have lifted crippling sanctions against Iraq by documenting thier destruction. And what about all of the dual-use labs that we found? Isn’t it more likely that the weapons were distributed among anti-American allies during the initial phase of the war?

Big Lizards also posts that the two groups are mainly funded by George Soros–with help from the Streisand Foundation, Ford Foundation, LA Times Foundation, and others… so of course, NO BIAS would be involved.

Please.

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