Iraq in a Nutshell
March 15, 2001
Pentagon produces document titled “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts” for Cheney’s task force. Includes a map of areas for potential exploration. [Date the public knew: 7/17/03]
March 18, 2003
Washington Post article headlined “Bush Clings to Dubious Allegations About Iraq” notes, “As the Bush administration prepares to attack Iraq this week, it is doing so on the basis of a number of allegations against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that have been challenged—and in some cases disproved—by the United Nations, European governments and even U.S. intelligence reports.” Story is buried on Page A13.
Ten years ago today George W. Bush and others took us to war and thereby committed treason. Hundreds of thousands died, including innocent Iraqis and soldiers from this country and others. $2.2 trillion dollars later, Iraq is in worse shape than ever. And no one has been held responsible.