Much as George W. Bush misled the United States into the Iraq War with false claims about WMD and links to al-Qaeda, he has kept the nation there with false claims about Iraq as the “central front” in the “war on terror,” says journalist Robert Parry.
Parry says that even as Bush was making these assertions, U.S. intelligence was intercepting documents showing that the real “central front” was in al-Qaeda’s base camps along the Pakistan-Afghan border.
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For the full story of how Bush’s continued deceptions on Iraq worsened the political/military situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan, go to “The High Cost of Bush’s Iraq Gambit,” where there are links to source documents.
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