Of all the claims U.S. intelligence made about Iraq’s arsenal in the fall and winter of 2002, it was a handful of new charges that seemed the most significant: secret purchases of uranium from Africa, biological weapons being made in mobile laboratories, and pilotless planes that could disperse anthrax or sarin gas into the air above U.S. cities.

By the time President Bush ordered U.S. troops to disarm Saddam Hussein of the deadly weapons he was allegedly trying to build, every piece of fresh evidence had been tested — and disproved — by U.N. inspectors, according to a report commissioned by the president and released Thursday.
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I don’t know if Americans will EVER seriously consider the legality of the Iraq war. We had a chance to vote Bush out of office and something happened…something that is still not clear…that prevented us from doing so.

But voter suppression, funky exit polls, and vulnerable code aside, the election should not have been close. And when lackey commissions come out with conclusions like the one above, you know that something is seriously off kilter in the American electorate.

Perhaps the ‘duct-tape fatwa’ was so effective that we were terrified into submission. Perhaps the 9/11 attacks were so visually horrifying, that our collective lust for revenge needed to be assuaged.

Perhaps the media has become such a mouthpiece for our military-industrial complex, that we can be moved to accept whatever agenda they lay before us.

But sometime soon, and the day cannot be far off, there has to be a reckoning for the lies that we have been told.

At least, that is what I keep telling myself.

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