Iraq War: 42 Percent Of Americans Like Being Lied To

Ten years have passed since the start of the Iraq war. In that time, thousands of U.S. service members died, and potentially hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens lost their lives. In this decade of war, tens of thousands of Iraq war veterans have suffered physical and mental disabilities, and many will continue to deal with these issues for the rest of their lives. A war of choice, based on a lie, has now cost us over $2 trillion. And the cost is only going to continue to rise with the medical needs of Iraq war veterans for many more decades to come.

Most Americans now understand the Bush administration lied to us. Most Americans agree the Iraq war was a mistake. But according to a new Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans do not believe the war was a mistake. Apparently over a third of the country is fine with their government lying to them. Or maybe they are simply comfortable with their government lying to them because telling the truth would confuse them — to twist the words of a Lewis Black comedy bit.

And amazingly, the “lie to me” crowd has grown since 2008 when 36 percent said the war was not a mistake.

Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein, while a bad guy, did not pose any greater threat to the world than any number of dictators ten years ago or now.

So tell me again why so many people had to die?

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