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Robert Farley posted this old scaremongering video yesterday:

He made the point that nothing in it was true, that “No one, whether in uniform or no, who was part of the project to make the documentary or who appeared on the video is stupid enough to believe any of the things that it argues.” This by way of building up to the point that “there was nothing new or unusual about the body of deception associated with the Iraq War.”

That’s the depressing truth about Iraq — it wasn’t the first time a bundle of made-up scare stories was used to sell the public on some dumb venture and it won’t be the last. Indeed, even presidents trying to sell foreign policies I approve of (FDR before Pearl Harbor, say) aren’t always winning gold stars in the honesty sweepstakes.

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