99% of the reason why these lies have prevailed about Iraq are a lying, biased MSM, a treasonous Democrat party, and traitors in the CIA. It was George Tenet who took the lead in saying that there was NO CONNECTION between Saddam and 9/11.
But I will never understand why Bush went along with it. He did little or nothing to contradict these liars who were tearing him down, and several times he even seemed to say that the critics were right.
History may never correct these errors, because the leftists have controlled history for a long time, and will likely continue to do so.
A childhood neighbor of mine, Peter Braestrup, who once worked for the NY Times, wrote a fine book on the Tet Offensive, pointing out that we had won. It was well published, and reasonably widely read. But the media simply ignored or pooh poohed it. Many people on FR now know that we won the Tet Offensive, and could easily have won the war if we had had the will to do so, but few people knew it at that time, and relatively few people know it now.
If anything, the lies of historians and teachers about American history are getting worse, and few growing up now know as much as we did. I thought that the history I had—or didn’t have—in my public school years was bad then! But the wreckers were only getting started.
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
And the media takes full advantage of that
Baestrup’s book is good. Hey, I’m doing what I can. “Patriot’s History” is in its 5th printing, plus audio. In Sept. I’ll have a new one out, “48 Liberal Lies About History.”