Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Happy birthday! A lie turns 10 years old today

Happy birthday! A lie turns 10 years old today

 

How does one say "Happy Birthday"...to a lie?

[BEGIN EXCERPT] Ten years ago today (February 5, 2003) then Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered his infamous PowerPoint Presentation before a full session of the U.N., detailing "evidence" of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons development along with the development of advanced delivery systems.

With a bit of Googling, I was able to find out just what became of each site/item depicted in these slides. Not a single item shown that day turned out to be true. While reviewing these slides, keep in mind that the United States went to war, and over 4,000 American troops (not to mention and untold number of Iraqi civilians) died based on the claims made in these slides. [END EXCERPT]

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