Seven in 10 people in a poll say the Bush administration implied that Iraq (news – web sites) and its leader Saddam Hussein (news – web sites) were involved in the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
And a majority, 52 percent, say they believe the United States has found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam was working closely with the al-Qaida terrorist organization.
The number that believes this country has found weapons of mass destruction is 23 percent, down from 34 percent in May, according to a poll conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.
Prewar assertions by the Bush administration about al-Qaida’s ties to the Iraqi government have not been proven, and weapons of mass destruction have not been found since the invasion of Iraq.
In case I haven’t mentioned it, it’s obvious that people who get their news from the Internet – namely us – are getting a very different picture of reality. People who get their news from the corporate media – namely most of America – are not getting accurate information. This does not serve democracy.