“Why We Did It, a Rachel Maddow documentary, premieres March 6th”

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A little more than a year ago, MSNBC broadcast Hubris: Selling of the Iraq War.  Based on the book of the same title by NBC News’ Michael Isikoff and David Corn, an editor with Mother Jones, the documentary detailed how the Iraq War was sold on the mistaken premise that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).  And our viewers responded: Hubris garnered the largest audience of any MSNBC documentary in the last ten years.

Of course, we now know – and the documentary and book show – that some of those in power were told well before the war that the public case they were making was false.  There were no weapons of mass destruction. There were no mobile biological weapons labs. Saddam Hussein did not seek significant quantities of uranium from Africa. The public case for war in Iraq was based on faulty…

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2 Responses to “Why We Did It, a Rachel Maddow documentary, premieres March 6th”

  1. whungerford says:

    Why is clear to me–they saw that Saddam Hussein was unpopular, that Iraq’s military was weak, and thought it would be easy to take possession of Iraq’s oil.


  2. BOB MCGILL says:

    http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/12/govt2244.htm‎CachedDec 28, 2013 – “We could not trace 106 million barrels of oil produced by the Kurdish region. … for information on “106 million oil barrels” it says have gone missing 28.12.2013 … Royalties from Kurdistan oil exports to Turkey to end up in Iraq …


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