They Knew…

David Sirota and Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress have an amazing new article out that is the definitive, concise, immaculately sourced expose of how George Bush and his band of warmongering sycophants lied us into war — based on claims they knew were unsupported.

>In his March 17, 2003 address preparing America for the Iraq invasion, President Bush stated unequivocally that there was an Iraq-al Qaeda nexus and that there was “no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.”

>In the context of what we now know the White House knew at the time, Bush was deliberately dishonest. The intelligence community repeatedly told the White House there were many deep cracks in its case for war. The president’s willingness to ignore such warnings and make these unequivocal statements proves the administration was intentionally painting a black-and-white picture when it knew the facts merited only gray at best.