More depressing stuff on the US administration

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
June 5th, 2003 • 4:48 pm

Paul Krugman has no choice but to reach the inevitable conclusions:

Standard Operating Procedure” by Paul Krugman, The New York Times [free registration required]

Suggestions that the public was manipulated INTO supporting an Iraq war gain credibility from the fact that misrepresentation and deception are standard operating procedure for this administration, which — to an extent never before seen in U.S. history — systematically and brazenly distorts the facts… [T]he important point is that this isn’t about Saddam: it’s about us. The public was told that Saddam posed an imminent threat. If that claim was fraudulent, the selling of the war is arguably the worst scandal in American political history — worse than Watergate, worse than Iran-contra. Indeed, the idea that we were deceived INTO war makes many commentators so uncomfortable that they refuse to admit the possibility.

Is this really happening?

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