‘The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq’ is the comprehensive source on the administration’s campaign of disinformation before, during, and after the second Gulf War. From the careful linking of Saddam Hussein with AI Qaeda, to the WMD canard, to the September 2003 damage-control sideshow, AlterNet’s Christopher Scheer, and Lakshmi Chaudhry team up with renowned journalist Robert Scheer to take the full measure of official deception.
This book offers the first analysis of this pattern, underscoring that the move to war was highly managed. The public did not commit troops and dollars to the invasion acting on the best information its government could provide. Instead, we fell victim to a marketing campaign conducted by a small group of influential radicals inside the Bush administration who were pursuing their own narrow, hubristic agenda.