Charles Lewis (Center for Public Integrity) 935 Lies (and Counting)

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January 24, 2008

935 Lies (and Counting): Study Documents Bush Admin’s False Statements Preceding Iraq War

A new study from the Center for Public Integrity has revealed President Bush and top administration officials made a total of 935 false public statements about Iraq’s alleged national security threat in the two years following the 9/11 attacks. President Bush made the most false statements – 260. Colin Powell, his then secretary of state, made 254 false statements. We speak with the founder of the Center for Public Integrity, Charles Lewis.

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A new study from the Center for Public Integrity has revealed President Bush and top administration officials made a total of 935 false statements about Iraq’s alleged national security threat in the two years following the 9/11 attacks.

President Bush made the most false statements – 260. Colin Powell, his then secretary of state, made 254 false statements.

The authors of the study concluded “The cumulative effect of these false statements–amplified by thousands of news stories and broadcasts–was massive, with the media coverage creating an almost impenetrable din for several critical months in the run-up to war.” On October 7, 2002, for example, Bush repeatedly lied about the threat posed by Iraq in a prime-time speech in Cincinnati Ohio.

Charles Lewis joins us in Washington. He is the founder of the Center for Public Integrity. He created and directed the study titled “Iraq: The War Card.” He is the president of the Fund for Independence in Journalism in Washington.

Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity. He created and directed the “Iraq War Card” project. He is the president of the Fund for Independence in Journalism in Washington, a distinguished journalist in residence at American University, and the coauthor of five books.

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