Who Is Lying About Iraq?

Podhoretz, Norman
December 2005
Commentary;Dec2005, Vol. 120 Issue 5, p27
The article comments on the role of U.S. President George W. Bush in the distortions, misrepresentations and outright falsifications that have emerged from the debate over the war in Iraq in 2003. The main lie charged against Bush is that Saddam Hussein possessed an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as they have invariably come to be called. From this followed the subsidiary lie that Iraq under Saddam's regime posed a two-edged mortal threat. The author also argues that no WMD existed in Iraq in the period leading up to the U.S. invasion, it defies all reason to think that Bush was lying when he asserted that they did.


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