There were no "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq – that was a lie.
There were no links to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Iraq – that was a lie.
The Iraqis did not represent a credible threat to the U.S. or anyone else – that, too, was a lie.
Yet we have sacrificed over 4,100 American lives and, by some counts, a million Iraqis on the altar of George W. Bush's vanity.
The government and the mainstream media lied us into war and would gladly do the same again, given half a chance. They have just one big problem, however: we aren't going to let them get away with it.
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