How Bush Produced Phony Intelligence on Iraq

Our best selling book Weapons of Mass Deception was the first to expose the aggressive public relations campaign used to sell the American public on the war with Iraq. Recent revelations by David Kay inspired our publisher to put out a news release with this headline: "Chief U.S. Weapons Inspector: 'We Were Wrong'; Authors of Weapons of Mass Deception: 'We Were Right." Now, despite the continuing failure of the major US media to expose the deceptions that sold the war, more information is coming out. The current issue of Mother Jones magazine contains "The Lie Factory," an investigative report by Robert Dreyfuss and Jason Vest subtitled "how Bush's secret Pentagon unit produced the false intelligence that led to war." This must-read article "exposes the workings of a secret Pentagon intelligence unit and of the Defense Department's war-planning task force, the Office of Special Plans. It's the story of a close-knit team of ideologues who spent a decade or more hammering out plans for an attack on Iraq and who used the events of September 11, 2001, to set it into motion."