Krugman take the gloves off… FINALLY!

June 24, 2003

Paul Krugman in a NY Times piece titled Denial and Deception is coming right out and saying that Bush lied. I wonder if Paul will still have a job tomorrow morning.

There is no longer any serious doubt that Bush administration officials deceived us into war. The key question now is why so many influential people are in denial, unwilling to admit the obvious.

About the deception: Leaks from professional intelligence analysts, who are furious over the way their work was abused, have given us a far more complete picture of how America went to war. Thanks to reporting by my colleague Nicholas Kristof, other reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and a magisterial article by John Judis and Spencer Ackerman in The New Republic, we now know that top officials, including Mr. Bush, sought to convey an impression about the Iraqi threat that was not supported by actual intelligence reports.

In particular, there was never any evidence linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda; yet administration officials repeatedly suggested the existence of a link. Supposed evidence of an active Iraqi nuclear program was thoroughly debunked by the administration’s own experts; yet administration officials continued to cite that evidence and warn of Iraq’s nuclear threat.

Lets hope that more of the mainstream press picks up on this theme. We were deceived into waging and illegal invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation. In the eyes of most of the world, we are now the terrorists. We cant go back, but we can sure as hell work to impeach the lying smirking rich white frat boy who calls himself our president.

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