January 2, 2012
Since the U.S.-led invasion four years ago, the fifth estate has covered Iraq and the war on terror from virtually every angle - the military, media, intelligence, politics - revealing aspects of the story that you didn't find anywhere else.
Now, as the White House
warns about the latest threat in the region, this time from Iran,
it's worthwhile looking back to examine the deception, suspect
intelligence, even lies, that convinced the world of the rightness
of targeting Saddam Hussein.
Now, "The Lies That Led To War" provides context to the events of
the previous six years, showing how political, diplomatic,
spin - which sometimes crossed the line into outright lies - have
been used by the those in power to further their own agendas.
According to Wikipedia, a lie is a statement made by someone who believes or suspects it to be false, in the expectation that the hearers may believe it.
This film by the CBC, a mainstream Canadian television station, does not accuse the administration of lying but does a good job reminding and explaining some though not all of the inaccuracies that led to war.
We may never have direct evidence that the administration was intentionally lying but there is plenty of evidence that they should have known better.