|As the U.S. occupation of Iraq extends into it
eight month and into 2004, some 460 U.S. troops have been killed
in Iraq and thousands more have been wounded. U.S. forces have
failed to produce any of mass destruction in the country – the
stated reason for going to war against Baghdad.
A new investigation examines how a secret Pentagon
intelligence unit led the nation to war by pushing
disinformation and faulty intelligence to produce wildly
exaggerated threats posed by Iraq. A detailed article in this
month’s issue of Mother Jones < http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2004/01/12_405.html
> reveals how just weeks after the
Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration set up the secret
Pentagon unit and war-planning task force named the Office of
Special Plans. Today we take a look at The Lie Factory.
- Robert Dreyfuss, investigative reporter and
contributing editor at Mother
Jones, the Nation and American Prospect. His article The
Lie Factory was just published in this month's Mother
- Karen Kwiatkowski, recently retired Air Force
lieutenant colonel who served in the Pentagon’s Near East
and South Asia (NESA) unit in the year before the invasion
of Iraq. Her articles can be found at LewRockwell.com.
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