"A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The study concluded that the statements 'were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.'"
You can find the study here, where you can read more details about how Bush "waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq."
Putting aside the reprehensibility of Bush's waging of a war on false pretenses can I just take a brief moment to say this:
Way to go, "moral majority"! You did one "heckuva job" electing Bush on the basis of his supposed "family/tradition/moral values"! It's grand and all that gay people can't get married and that you have a couple more anti-choice boys on the Supreme Court (who are *totally* not activist judges). But seriously now, see what happens when you do a piss-poor job of diagnosing what our nation's social ills are?
Threats, threats everywhere....
Now, does anyone still have the gumption to tell me that advocates for marriage equality are the ones ruining America?
(To be fair, a White House spokeswoman said that these reports were "not worth spending time on." Oh. Okay. So that's all settled then.)