First Dubya and his pals launch an unprovoked assault on a sovereign nation, in violation of international law, based on the premise that Saddam possesses WMDs that pose a threat to the world. Turns out that was a lie.
Then the goverment claims they are winning the war against terrorism and the number of terrorist attacks has declined. What do you know – that was a lie too.
[quote]Terror report’s ‘good news’ turns bad
June 11, 2004
The US state department today retracted a report that claimed terrorist attacks were on the decline, after it turned out they had actually increased. The Bush administration hailed the initial annual assessment as proof of the success of the war on terror when it was published in April, but officials have now been forced to concede the revised figures for 2003 will show a sharp upturn in the number of attacks.
. . . the writers of the report appeared to have made a series of mistakes including failing to count attacks for the full year and possibly misinterpreting the definition of such attacks. One US official, who asked not to be named, told the Reuters news agency that the report failed to count “international terrorist attacks” after November 11, 2003.
. . . When the report was released, Mr Powell’s deputy, Richard Armitage, said it provided “clear evidence that we are prevailing in the fight” while the state department’s counterterrorism coordinator, Cofer Black, hailed its “good news”. [/quote]
guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,1 … 20,00.html
Why should one believe anything from these bozos?
Does anyone really believe it was an honest mistake?
Oops, when tallying the figures for 2003 we inadvertently left out a month and a half.