They Knew It Was A Lie When They Went To War

In “Is there a plumber in the house?,” over at Left Coaster, Mary points out that even if, as the White House is claiming, Bush didn’t know that the Niger uranium story was a lie when he used it in the State of the Union speech, he DID know it was a lie when we went to war.

The public’s support for the war (and the President) was based partly – if not mostly – on belief and fear that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons, a belief the public held because Bush had told them this story in the State of the Union speech. The story was not retracted until this week.