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Iraq on the Record Database
Visit this searchable collection of specific misleading Bush Administration quotes about the threat posed by Iraq.
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CHECK POLITICIANS' STATEMENTS AGAINST DOCUMENTED FACT
Catch Bush officials (and others) in hundreds of lies
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FRAMING:
HOW THE RIGHT IS WINNING THE WAR OF WORDS

With survey results, it's all in the way you phrase the question.
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STRAIGHT FROM THE NEO-CONS' MOUTHS
Dig around this site and discover how the president's advisers have been planning to attack Iraq since 1998 and other scary plans of Straussian Neo-Conservatives
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  PURE PROPAGANDA

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."
-- George W. Bush? Guess again: Adolph Hitler proclaiming "My New World Order" to the German Nation, February 1, 1933

"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland."
-- George W. Bush? Guess again: Adolph Hitler, 1933

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 • Added 07.31.2005
REPUBLICAN HYPOCRISY ON WAR
In the late 1990s, Republicans were jumped all over President Clinton for getting U.S. troops involved in preventing genocide in Kosovo. Here are a few of quotes about that conflict -- many of them similar to statements they now consider unforgivable when spoken about the war in Iraq.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • Added 06.12.2005
BUSH PUSHING FOR PATRIOT ACT RENEWAL BY LYING ABOUT RATE OF TERRORISM CONVICTIONS
President, Attorney General claim 200 people have been convicted in terrorism cases. The truth: just 39. Of the 400 people charged with terrorism-related crimes, at least 180 have no terrorist connections whatsoever.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)

THE TERRORISM CASE THAT WASN'T - BUT STILL IS
18 Middle Eastern men charged soon after 9/11 because they obtained licenses to carry hazardous materials never applied for those licenses, but that hasn't stopped Bush from claiming this case as a "successful" prosecution of terrorists.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 05.25.2005
KNEE-JERKED REACTIONARY REPUBLICAN WHO COINED 'FREEDOM FRIES' DOES A FLIP-FLOP
After making a big stink about France's refusal to back the U.S. attack in Iraq, Walter Jones (R-NC) now concedes we went to war "with no justification." As for his demand that french fries and french toast undergo name change, he says "I wish it had never happened."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Guardian)


 • Added 05.24.2005
FAMILY OF EX-NFL STAR WHO DIED IN AFGHANISTAN ENRAGED OVER ARMY LYING ABOUT HIS FRIENDLY-FIRE DEATH
Military spin-doctors painted Pat Tillman as a hero shot while leading a charge against the enemy. But long after his highly publicized funeral, his family was told the truth.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 05.17.2005  • COUNTER-PROPAGANDA
A CHRONOLOGY OF U.S. WAR CRIMES AND TORTURE, 1975-2005
An brief but thorough run-down of systematic double-standards in U.S. defense and foreign policies for the last 30 years -- and a good quick reference for recent Bush Administration violations of U.S. and international law.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Counterpunch)


 • Added 04.05.2005
LAURA BUSH FLIES TO AFGHANISTAN FOR 5 HOURS - NO COVERAGE OF TRIP'S COST
She wasn't even there long enough to eat lunch, but millions of dollars were spent last week to fly the First Lady to Afghanistan and back for a photo op. Stories like the one linked below give glowing accounts, but there's NO coverage at all of how much the trip cost.
Inform yourself with the full story here (CNN)


 • Added 03.24.2005
73% OF FOX NEWS STORIES INCLUDE PERSONAL OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY REPORTERS
Annual Report on American Journalism includes many facts that expose bias and the sorry sound-bite state of television news in extensive, incredibly in-depth study.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Journalism.org)


 • Added 03.15.2005
BUSH ADMIN CRANKS OUT FAKE NEWS STORIES WITH FAKE REPORTERS USING FAKE NAMES
Local TV news programs frequently broadcast upbeat stories about the president's agenda, which have been produced by PR firms and supplied by White House spin doctors -- despite Bush's promise to end the practice.
Inform yourself with the in-depth investigation here (NY Times - reprint)


 • Added 11.06.2004
BUSH CLAIMS 'GOD TOLD ME' TO ATTACK IRAQ
"God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam," Bush told Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen in June 2003. Two calls to the White House for clarification went unreturned.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 10.06.2004
BREAKDOWN AND FACT-CHECK OF CHENEY FLIP-FLOPS & FLAT-OUT LIES FROM V.P. DEBATE
The Vice President on Monday invented brand new excuses for going to war in Iraq and has been caught in several lies, not the least of which are his claim to have never said there was an Iraq-Al Qaeda link and his assertion that he'd never met John Edwards before that night.
1) Inform yourself with the full story here (Newsweek)
2) Quote-by-quote comparison to undisputed facts (Progressive Trail)
3) 10 questions for Dick Cheney (The Nation)


 • Added 10.06.2004
MORE THAN 4 IN 10 STILL THINK SADDAM HAD A HAND IN 9/11
Despite admissions all around from the Bush Administration that it misled Americans about a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda, Bush got the effect he wanted: 42% still believe there's a connection, and 32% actually think Saddam Hussein planned the 9/11 attacks.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Editor & Publisher)


 • Added 09.05.2004
BUSH BY THE NUMBERS: FOUR YEARS OF DOUBLE STANDARDS
198 statistics showing Bush blunders in undisputible black-and-white, beginning with: (1) the number of Bush public statements mentioning al Qaeda before 9/11, and (104) the number of Bush statements mentioning the "threat" of Iraq or Saddam Hussein.
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Independent)


 • Added 08.21.2004
BUSH SPOKESMAN DODGES (AND DODGES AND DODGES) QUESTION OF IRAQ RESPONSIBILITY
AP's Helen Thomas ask Scott McClellan if Bush will take responsibility for mistakes, as Tony Blair has done. McClellan dodges the question over and over and over. (Follow the link, then scroll down to "Go ahead, Helen.")
Read the transcript (White House)


 • Added 08.21.2004  • Opinion
DISABLED VET RESPONDS TO RIGHT-WING ATTACK ON 'UNPATRIOTIC WIMPS'
"While some at home were being 'patriotic' and proudly waving the American flag with self-righteousness and vociferously supporting that un-mitigated disaster, as is being done today with Iraq, I and thousands of other Americans were getting shot to hell and back, as is happening in Iraq today."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Intervention)


 • Added 08.10.2004
DETAILED, DOCUMENTED DEBUNKING OF TOP 30 BUSH LIES ABOUT IRAQ
Among them:
• "Iraq-al Qaeda connection" (disproven by FBI, CIA, 9/11 Commission)
• "Iraq will have nukes soon" (disproven by Washington Times)
Inform yourself with the full story here (PoliticalStrategy.org)
   • See also Searchable database of Iraq lies


 • Added 08.06.2004
INTERNAL MEMOS EXPOSE FOX NEWS RIGHT-WING BIAS
Read actual memos from Fox News chief John Moody demonstrating blatant bias and instructing his anchors and reporters how to spin the day's coverage to maximize good publicity for Bush.
Sample quotes:
• "Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of US lives (in Iraq)..."
• "(Bush's) political courage and tactical cunning are worth noting in our reporting through the day."
• "...the so-called 9/11 commission..." (multiple times) and "...let's do a few hits on the commission's vote."
• "The tax cut passed last night...explain how it will fatten your wallet."
• "Let's do a few hits on the (FCC) commission's vote about media ownership rules."
• "The United States is the leader of the coalition to stamp (terrorism) out. That's the tone we want to impart throughout the day."
• "...let the ACLU stick it where the sun don't shine..."
• "Kerry, starting to feel the heat for his flip-flop voting record, is in West Virginia..."
• "Operation Vigilant Resolve began Monday morning (in) Fallujah. It won't be long before some people start to decry the use of "excessive force." We won't be among that group."
Inform yourself with the full story here (MediaChannel)


 • Added 06.18.2004
RNC PROPAGANDA APPEARS ILLEGALLY ON TREASURY MEMOS
Toward the bottom of this Republican National Committee web page and this press releases from the taxpayer-funded U.S. Treasury is the exact same quote, falsely extolling the president's fiscal policies, in violation of federal law.


 • Added 06.17.2004
9/11 COMMISSION: 'NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE' OF SUPPOSED IRAQ-AL QAEDA LINK
Commission concludes Bin Laden sought Saddam's help but Iraq rebuffed him. Bush in denial, but offers no proof whatsoever.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP/SF Chronicle)


 • Added 06.17.2004
WOMAN IN FAKE KERRY 'INTERN SCANDAL' INVESTIGATES THE SOURCE OF THE LIES ABOUT HER
Falsely accused of having an affair with John Kerry, Alexandra Polier sifts through the mud and exposes the Republicans who threw it.
Inform yourself with the full story here (New York Metro)


 • Added 06.17.2004
THE MYTH OF 'LIBERAL' NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
A study show the majority of NPR sources are actually Republicans and conservatives by a 4-to-1 margin, and take top seven spots in frequency of appearance.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chornicle)


 • Added 06.17.2004
MORE ON THE MYTH OF 'THE LIBERAL MEDIA'
Example: On cable TV news from March 3 (the day after Kerry clinched the Democratic nomination) through April 16, 12 hours and 11 minutes were devoted to live appearances by Bush and only 3 hours 47 minutes to Kerry.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Added 6.17.2004  • Opinion
BUSH WAR CLAIMS REPORTED UNCHECKED, NEAR VERBATIM ON FOX NEWS
Network is "parroting the White House's daily talking points, no matter how unsubstantiated."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Salon)


 • Added 06.12.2004
RIGHT WING TRYING TO CONTROL CONTENT ON PBS
Bill Moyers: "This is the first time in my 32 years of public broadcasting that (the Corporation for Public Broadcasting) has ordered up programs for ideological instead of journalistic reasons."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Capital Times)


 • Added 06.08.2004
IRAQ ATTACK QUOTES FROM DEMS PUT BACK IN CONTEXT
Republican attack dogs have used these quotes to imply these Democrats supported attacking Iraq and have flip-flopped. Here's a comparison of the quotes in and out of context proving the Republicans are lying.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Snopes.com)





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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
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