Author and Journalist Ron Suskind shows just how far the Bush Administration was willing to go to deceive the American people on Iraq. We know now that the stories leading up to the Iraq war were part of a misinformation campaign to shape public opinion in the United States....that the decision to go to war had already been made. The Downing Street Memo, along with other revelations and documentaries in the aftermath of the invasion told us as much.
But Suskind's book, “The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism”, is one of the few providing specifics about the Bush Administrations war on the American people... the War behind the War so to speak. In the book, Suskind describes an effort by Bush & Co. to push a forged letter, purporting to connect Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda. The 9/11 Commission, the U.S. Intelligence Community, as well as several Congressional investigations have since dispelled the myth that Iraq was in cahoots with Al Qaeda at the time of 9/11 and that Iraq was somehow behind the attacks. Despite this, millions of Americans, including many American soldiers, still believe that Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks, even after 7 years- the propaganda was just that good. Ron Suskind provides some insight into just how maniacal the Bush Administration was (and continues to be). There seemed to be no limits on how low the Bush Administration went in their criminality.
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This reminds me of all the things that we don't know about Bush & Co. We may never find out about half of all the bull that came from this White House. But one thing is for sure, a government that is willing to go to these lengths to deceive its own people and to harm their best interests is one that cannot be trusted.
And if the Suskind revelations had come during the 60's or 70's, they (alone) would probably have been enough to start impeachment proceedings in Congress. But the last few Presidencies, along with Congressional corruption scandals over the last decade or so have desensitized the public. Washington is so rotten that the American public can no longer tell the difference between Watergate and business as usual.
Read Excerpts from The Book "The Way of the World"
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