Revisionist Historians

Council Bluffs, IA, June 17, 2003

Yesterday, President Bush asserted that those who question the evidence he used to justify the pre-emptive war in Iraq are "revisionist historians." Yet it is President Bush who is rewriting history.

To justify the preemptive invasion of Iraq, the President claimed that the United States faced an imminent threat from Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and that the Iraqi regime had direct ties to Al Qaeda. Meanwhile, no reliable evidence has materialized to prove Iraqi support of Al Qaeda, and weapons of mass destruction have not been found.

The American people shouldn't have to wait for the history books to be written to discover the truth.  Did the President receive bad intelligence, or did his administration deliberately mislead Congress, the United Nations and the American people?

An independent investigation must be held to determine what the President knew, and when he knew it. The American people deserve the truth.

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