Monday, 16 April 2007

And the myth lives on

The architects of the Iraq war have a simple strategy to counter the growing evidence that they lied in order to stampede the United States into waging war: just ignore the truth and keeping lying.

A case in point is Dick Cheney's insistence in an interview with Rush Limbaugh that Iraq was connected to Al Qaeda and, by implication, in the September 11 attacks. Despite the mountain of claims to the contrary, the latest of which is a damning report issued by the Pentagon on the very same day as the interview, this lie through constant repetition will surely persist for a long time to come. To make it all the more believable, the lie is supported with another: that evidence has been found showing this link.

In other news, a study of primary school children in a Baghdad neighbourhood shows that 70% are suffering from trauma due to the violence unleashed by the invasion.

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