Iraq: Denial and Deception


Was that the title of a second-rate YouTube video re-documenting the dishonest path to war? Hardly! "Iraq: Denial and Deception" is the header of the transcript of this speech on the Whitehouse website. The speech, delivered days before congress voted to authorize the use of force, has many choice bits. Here’s my favorite: What’s yours?

-"If military action is necessary, the United States and our allies will help the Iraqi people rebuild their economy, and create the institutions of liberty in a unified Iraq at peace with its neighbors. " Humorous in light of the wall being built to divide sects in Baghdad

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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