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Activists protest Iraq war on anniversary of Bush’s speech

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Students stage anti-war rally
Activists protest Iraq war on anniversary of Bush’s speech
May 2, 2008
By Patrick Fitzgerald
Around 60 students, faculty and community members rallied Thursday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, when the president made a dramatic landing on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln to declare that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”

The White House admitted Wednesday that it had “paid a price” for the banner, which has come to symbolize U.S. mismanagement of the war.

That was certainly the case yesterday evening, as the protestors marched from White Plaza to Hoover Tower bearing signs and chanting anti-war slogans. There, Amanda Gelender ‘09 stood on the Tower steps and reenacted the Bush speech, drawing raucous laughter and applause from the gathering.


Ted Rudow III,MA

Students of how the Bush administration led the nation into the Iraq war can now go online to browse a comprehensive database of top officials' statements before the invasion (, connecting the dots between hundreds of claims, mostly discredited since then, linking Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda or warning that he possessed forbidden weapons.

Researchers Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith say their work has documented "at least 935 false statements" on hundreds of occasions, particularly that Iraq had unconventional weapons, links to Al Qaeda, or both.

The database shows how even after the invasion, when a consensus emerged that the prewar intelligence assessments were flawed, administration officials occasionally suggested that the weapons might still be found.

There were 935 lies? It's hard to believe there were so few! Bush and Cheney and their crew lied day after day, week after week, month after month, and the media flooded the U.S. and the world with their lies about weapons of mass destruction--which they claimed they knew the specific amounts and locations of--with lies about Iraq producing atomic bombs, with lies about Iraqi drones that could carry bombs and chemicals all the way to the U.S, on and on and on!

It's disgusting that Bush could lie his way into the Iraq War, causing the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and the death of 4,000 American soldiers, not to mention the tens of thousands wounded on both sides, and not suffer any consequences for it! Congress hasn't impeached him--after all, they lie as much as he does--and the American people are either ignorant, apathetic, powerless, or figure they can't do anything about the whole affair, so they don't even try.

Well, I'll tell you, Bush and his cronies will suffer the consequences one of these days when they have to face the Lord and explain themselves, and lies and excuses won't work with Him!

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