David Corn: "Hubris": New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War "Hoax"Quicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Three years after the war began, Michael Isikoff, then an investigative reporter for Newsweek (he's since moved to NBC News), and I published Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, a behind-the-scenes account of how Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and their lieutenants deployed false claims, iffy intelligence, and unsupported hyperbole to win popular backing for the invasion. Our book was the first cut at an important topic: how a president had swindled the nation into war with a deliberate effort to hype the threat. It is now the basis for an MSNBC documentary of the same name that marks the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war. Hosted by Rachel Maddow, the film premieres Monday night in her usual time slot(9PM ET/PT). It presents new scoops and shows that the complete story of the selling of that war has yet to be told.|
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