George W. Bush’s CIA lapdog George Tenet admitted that Bush and Cheney lied us into the disastrous Iraq war.
Tenet wrote, “The leaders of a country decide to go to war because of core beliefs, larger geostrategic calculations, ideology and, in the case of Iraq, because of the administration’s largely unarticulated view that the democratic transformation of the Middle East would be worth the price. WMD was, as Paul Wolfowitz was quoted as saying in Vanity Fair in May 2003, something that ‘we settled on’ because it was ‘the one issue that everyone could agree on.’”
Journalist Robert Scheer remarked, “The very idea that this country’s leaders can decide to go to war on the basis of their ‘core beliefs’ which they leave ‘unarticulated' while frightening the public with exaggerated claims makes a mockery of the notion of self-governance. Some would consider it an offense worthy of impeachment. As a tactic, panicking the citizenry with the phantom of Saddam’s WMD in the hands of 9/11-type terrorists is no different than Adolph Hitler blaming international Jewry and foreign communists for the Reichstag fire.”