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Thursday, August 17, 2006

55 - WMD Found In Iraq! Anatomy Of A Fox News Propaganda Campaign

We didn't find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, correct? Most of you out there consider this an old issue. Surely most Americans understand that Saddam had no WMD.

Think again.

The Harris Poll recently asked Americans if the following statement was true or false:

"Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded."

50% of Americans said the statement was true! 50% of Americans think Saddam had WMD.

This is, of course, despite the fact that no WMD were ever found, and the Bush administration's own inspectors concluded and publicly stated that Saddam had destroyed his WMD arsenal.

How could 50% of the American public think Saddam had WMD?

The culprit: Fox News and its fellow travelers.

I will link Fox directly to this shameful statistic of a 50% delusional nation.

We'll hear the whole gang of miscreants and liars: O'Reilly, Hannity, Brit Hume and John Gibson, with Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter and Rush aiding and abetting, each with their own inimitable style.

Jack Clark 3:25 PM [+]
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There has always been WMD'S in Iraq...
Wanted Mineral Deposits.
Aka OIL!
Ha Ha
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  10:01 PM   [+]
No WMD's! What a surprise. Saddam was a tyrant who needed to be deposed. Why involve much of the world in a war.Why not support disident Iraqis to fight their own war? Bush, Blair, Howard and co. completely screwed it up.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  1:06 AM   [+]
WMD=Weapons of Mass Destruction;or weapons that kill lots of people indiscriminately when used. Fair enough definition? Iraq had and used WMDs before we got there (even prior to 1991) and had more which we found in the latest conflict. Iraq has used sarin and VX nerve gas to kill untold thousands of Kurds (we found the mass graves). Do you redefine WMDs as only nuclear devices or what? How convenient for you peacenik liberals.
You've got the 50/50 right from your "poll" you're just confused about which side of the 50/50 happens to be correct. The last poster can't spell, guess you're not educated formally, either.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  2:24 PM   [+]
in response to the last comment,
1) is it ethical to invade a country and kill 30,000-100,000 people because the country once upon a time had weapons that kill lots of people? In that case every single country in the world should be under attack! Oh no, I have bleach in my home, better kill me!
2) personal attacks do not further your argument

Jack, this was one of your best podcasts. Keep up the good work.
posted by Blogger Red Jenny  8:13 AM   [+]
I saw the poll on line this past week end and wondered how so many could choose to continue to believe a blatant lie. Thanks for connecting the dots.

I to the illusioned commentor; it is not about redifining WMD. Bush claimed Sadam had a viable weapons program which he didn't. In fact, the weapons that were found confirm the fact that he gave up the program in the ninties like he was supposed to. So if he was complying with the demands made after the 1991 conflict why are we back?
posted by Blogger mitchell hurricane  5:00 PM   [+]
Many Americans believe Saddam had WMD because they hear it from Rush Limbaugh, O'Rilley, Sean Hennidy and other right wing talk show hosts. Four days ago I heard one of them (forget which one as they all sound and pounce the same way)state that several artillery shells where found. They contained Serin gas so the talk show host stated"As far as I am concerned there were WMD!" So there we have it, twist, spin, or contort right wing lies so now they are the truth. Not scared to show my identity. Joe Elizondo
posted by Blogger joe Elizondo  7:54 PM   [+]
I called Sean Hannity's show last week and told him that President Bush said that Iraq had no WMDs. Sean said that I was a liar and then he hung up on me.
posted by Blogger huskerco  3:07 PM   [+]
Where is Colin bin Liar?
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  2:59 PM   [+]
this is really simple to answer why so many people believe in that lie - Americans are morons.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  2:54 AM   [+]
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