Archive for February, 2008

“If we value each other as human beings and believe that everybody has equal worth, and that that intrinsic value is not affected by net worth, or ancestry, or last name, or job description, or ability, or disability…That deep conviction held by our founding fathers that all of us are equal and no one is more equal than another….”

The above quote probably sounds like it came from someone who believes everyone should be treated as equals right? Maybe someone that would believe in gay marriage or at least civil unions? Wrong. That quote was from the Republican debate before Super Tuesday and those word were uttered by Mike Huckabee while he was speaking about being pro-life. I guess everyone is equal unless you happen to be gay.

Regrettably the anti-gay, hypocritical, wing nut did better than expected on Super Tuesday and hasn’t folded yet. I’m waiting.

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Bush lied? No shit. Certainly no surprise there but now some organizations have done a study proving it!

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.”

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period. It found that in speeches, briefings, interviews and other venues, Bush and administration officials stated unequivocally on at least 532 occasions that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or was trying to produce or obtain them or had links to al-Qaida or both.

Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq’s links to al-Qaida, the study found. That was second only to Powell’s 244 false statements about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 about Iraq and al-Qaida.

Full article here. Site for The Center for Public Integrity here.

source: yahoo news

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