Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Urban Legends about the Iraq War

Here's a very helpful debunking of several urban legends that are popular these days concerning the war in Iraq--myths such as:

  • the president misled the country in order to justify the Iraq war
  • the administration pressured intelligence agencies to bias their judgments
  • Saddam Hussein turned out to be no threat since he didn't possess weapons of mass destruction
  • helping democracy take root in the Middle East was a postwar rationalization