|A Mechanism for War|
|Rhetoric and Spin|
|War Through Rose-Colored Glasses|
|Abuses and Misuses of Intelligence|
|A Mythic Reality|
|Items of Note|
|Bush Administration Claims vs. Facts|
How did the U.S. government lead its people to war?
Bush Administration Claims vs. Facts
The Bush administration made a series of claims prior to the Iraq War, each intended to support the idea that Saddam Hussein was a grave and imminent threat. None of these claims were true.
The epilogue of the film, LEADING TO WAR, presents refutations to eight of these claims.
Here, each of these claims is examined in detail, using government and press reports, to show how the Bush administration presented intelligence to support these claims, despite the fact that behind closed doors Bush officials knew this intelligence to be disputed or even false.
Eight Pre-War Claims Refuted:
The Costs of War:
Further, the Bush administration’s assurances of how the war would unfold proved to be completely inaccurate. As detailed in the epilogue of the film, the ramifications of the Iraq War have been tragic: