They Lied Us Into War, All of Them

And I don’t just mean Iraq War II.

A friend wanted a list, so I whipped one up real quick.

Gulf of Tonkin 1967: McNamara knew it was a mistake before LBJ used it as an excuse to escalate. Daniel Ellsberg’s firsthand account from inside the Pentagon:
(Gareth Porter says Mac kept the truth from LBJ: )

Cold War’s End 1988-1991: CIA so busy lying about Soviet power under Casey and Gates, they missed the USSR’s fall.

Iraq War I: 1990-1991: Lied about Iraqi preparations to invade Saudi, Iraqi forces murdering babies

Kosovo: 1999: Lied about 100,000 Albanian Muslims slaughtered by Serbs

Afghanistan: 2001: Lied that Taliban wouldn’t give up Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda

Iraq War II 2003: Lied that Iraq was making WMD, including nuclear weapons, was allied with al Qaeda

Somalia 2006: The Islamic Courts Union government was not truly in league with al Qaeda as claimed

Libya 2011: Lied that there was an impending genocide in Eastern Libya

Syria 2013: No Slam Dunk on al Qaeda false-flag sarin attack, they finally admit much later

Iraq War III 2014: Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar did not need rescuing

Yemen 2015: Not really bad intel, but notably knew war would be “long, bloody and indecisive,” launched it anyway, just to “placate the Saudis.”

—Hasn’t led to war yet, but they’ve been lying for years about Iran’s intent and actions to make nuclear weapons, which never existed. CIA did finally admit this was so in 2007

Older phony casus belli:

1812: Impressment of sailors was the excuse when the Democrats really just wanted to seize Canada.

1846: Mexico: U.S. invaded, called it defense from the Mexicans

1861: Civil War: Keeping Ft. Sumter…

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