Watch War Criminal Rumsfeld Get Caught Lying About Saddam Hussein and Iraq War! (Video)
Most of us who paid attention to how the Bush administration conducted itself as they beat the “let’s attack Iraq!” war drums know that the administration relied on cherry-picked evidence about fictional weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in order to deceive the public into believing that Iraq was a threat to our “liberty and freedoms”.
We also know that an organization called Project For The New American Century was established when Bill Clinton was in office, and one of their stated goals was to attack Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and several other fellow warmongers who were eventually assigned cabinet positions under Bush when he became president were involved with this organization. So there was sufficient evidence that as soon as Bush took office, they wanted to invade Iraq. 9-11 gave them the needed political cover to carry it out.
Furthermore, the administration also conflated Saddam Hussein and Iraq with the 9-11 attacks by Al Qaeda. While they may never have directly said, “Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attacks”, they also did not go out of their way to clear up the difference between Al Qaeda and Afghanistan and Hussein and Iraq. They knew that much of the public was deceived, and much of the support for going to war with Iraq was based on that deception, as well as the lies the administration told about the WMDs which were never found. Their rhetoric was that this was a war on terror, knowing that to many people, Iraq and Hussein would fall under that umbrella.
The below video, part of a documentary made by filmmaker Errol Morris called “The Unknown Known”, cites a poll taken in 2003 in which 69% of Americans believed it is likely that Hussein was personally involved in the attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda. Morris interviewed former secretary of defense and present war criminal Rumsfeld and asked him whether the Bush administration tried to make an erroneous connection between Hussein and the 9/11 attacks.
“Oh, I don’t think so,” Rumsfeld said. “It was very clear that the direct planning for 9/11 was done by Osama bin Laden’s people, Al Qaeda, and in Afghanistan. I don’t think the American people were confused about that.”
After Morris cited the poll, Rumsfeld responded that he has no recollection of any administration official saying that there was a connection.
Morris then played a clip of Rumsfeld from February 2003, responding to Hussein’s assertion that he had no weapons of mass destruction nor any relationship with Al-Qaeda.
“And Abraham Lincoln was short,” said Rumsfeld. “How does one respond to that? It’s just a continuous pattern. It’s a case of the local liar coming up again and people repeating what he said and people forgetting to say that he never, almost never, rarely tells the truth.”
Ironic, isn’t it? A war criminal and a liar calling someone else a liar.
Rumsfeld also told this whopper back in March of 2003… “We know where they [Iraq’s WMD] are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.”
Watch it below, courtesy of the Daily Beast.
Reblogged 3 years ago from progressivepopulist.org