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Thursday, November 17, 2005

28 Ways to Warp the Facts (and more)

This site lists 28 statements by Darth Cheney that have been proven either wrong or grossly biased.


Public Statement of Vice President Richard Cheney:

"His regime aids and protects terrorists, including members of al Qaeda. He could decide secretly to provide weapons of mass destruction to terrorists for use against us."
Source: Vice President's Remarks at 30th Political Action Conference, White House (1/30/2003).

Why This Statement is Misleading:

This statement was misleading because it asserted that Iraq was providing support to al Qaeda. In fact, the U.S. intelligence community had conflicting evidence on this issue and was divided regarding whether there was an operational relationship. This statement also was misleading because it evoked the threat of Iraq providing al Qaeda with weapons of mass destruction. According to the National Intelligence Estimate, the intelligence community had "low confidence" in that scenario, and Iraq appeared to be "drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks" against the United States for fear of providing cause for war. ... Read more

Related Story: In challenging war's critics, administration tinkers with truth, by James Kuhnhenn and Jonathan S. Landay

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