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Monday, July 11, 2005

Debunking the myths about the Iraq and the War on Terror

It has probably happened to all of us. You get into a discussion (or maybe an argument) and the other party starts claiming certain "facts" that you know to be false. Problem is you don't have info at hand to refute the incorrect statement. No situation has been more misrepresented lately than Iraq and its role in the War on Terror. I've known some reasonably intelligent people who have fallen for the lefts favorite tactic of repeating a lie often enough that it gets accepted as fact. John Hawkins of Right Wings News has a special column today titled "Debunking 8 Anti-War Myths About The Conflict In Iraq" Here are the 8 myths he addressed:
1) George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
2) A study released in March of 2003 by a British medical journal, the Lancet, showed that 100,000 civilians had been killed as a result of the US invasion.
3) The Bush Administration claimed Iraq was responsible for 9/11.
4) The war in Iraq was actually planned by people like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz back in 1998 at a think tank called the Project for the New American Century.
5) The war on terror has nothing to do with Iraq.
6) Saddam Hussein had no ties to terrorism.
7) Saddam Hussein had no ties to Al-Qaeda.
8) The Downing Street Memo proves Bush lied to the American people about the war.
Read the rest of this well-researched column and you'll be better prepared to combat mendacity and stupidity.


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