Monday, August 07, 2006

Poll: Half of U.S. still believes Iraq had WMD: "The reality in this case is that after a 16-month, $900-million-plus investigation, the U.S. weapons hunters known as the Iraq Survey Group declared that Iraq had dismantled its chemical, biological and nuclear arms programs in 1991 under U.N. oversight. That finding in 2004 reaffirmed the work of U.N. inspectors who in 2002-03 found no trace of banned arsenals in Iraq.

"Despite this, a Harris Poll released July 21 found that a full 50 percent of U.S. respondents — up from 36 percent last year — said they believe Iraq did have the forbidden arms when U.S. troops invaded in March 2003, an attack whose stated purpose was elimination of supposed WMD. Other polls also have found an enduring American faith in the WMD story."

There has hardly ever been a bigger official lie than this rubbish about the 'weapons of mass destruction'. Chomsky & Herman have been proven correct. The corporate media system is a propaganda tool - it leads the public believe lies and nonsense, ie what the rulers want the public to believe. In this sense it is comparable to Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda or Stalin's 'Factory of Lies.' But all too many people in Western countries have either not perceived this as yet, or find the very idea incredible.

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