Fooling a Lot of the People a Lot of the Time

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"Fooling a Lot of the People a Lot of the Time"

It seems the Bush administration’s campaign of misinformation and innuendo in the days before the invasion of Iraq resonated deeply with the American people. According to a new poll conducted by Harris:

47 percent believe that Saddam Hussein helped plan and support the hijackers who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001 (up six percentage points from November).

44 percent actually believe that several of the hijackers who attacked the U.S. on September 11 were Iraqis (up significantly from 37% in November).

36 percent believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded (down slightly from 38% in November).

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