Urban Legend: The Bush Administration in general, and the Vice President and his office in particular, pressured the Central Intelligence Agency to exaggerate evidence that
Urban Legend: The President and his administration intentionally misled the country into war with
Urban Legend: Helping democracy take root in
Urban Legend: Saddam Hussein posed no threat. In the words of former Senator Max Cleland, “
Urban Legend: There were no links between al-Qaeda and
Urban Legend: President Bush and his administration wrongly tried to link
Urban Legend: President Bush has shown an “arrogant disrespect” for the United Nations on
Urban Legend: The President launched a “unilateral attack on
Urban Legend: Flights out of the country for members of the bin Laden family were allowed before national airspace reopened on September 13, 2001; there was political intervention to facilitate the departure of the bin Laden family from
Read the article for fantastic rebuttals to each of these points.
And just for good measure, here's an article showing the multiple flip-flops the NY Times has made on Iraq policy. Changing its mind so many times--it's no wonder they supported Kerry for President!
Update: Oh look, here's more good stuff--in this case, an article studying reports of civilian casualties in Iraq. Want a sample? I knew you did!
What is the source for these numbers? The most comprehensive study of civilian casualties is available from a group opposed to the Coalition intervention in Iraq called Iraq Body Count. This summer, the Iraq Body Count project published an analysis of casualties in the Iraq War that must be admired for its meticulous documentation.
This study reports 24,865 civilian deaths in the first two years of the Iraq War, an apparent ringing endorsement of the "Iraq in chaos" position. But a curious statistical anomaly jumps right off page one: over 81% of the civilian casualties are men. Even stranger, over 90% of civilian casualties are adults in a country with a disproportionate percentage of the population under 18 (44.5%).