Thursday, May 29, 2008

RECOVERED HISTORY: THE REVISION THING

Sam Smith

To refresh memories of the glorious early days of the Iraq war, your editor went back to a piece he wrote for Harpers five years ago: a history of the Iraq invasion told entirely in official lies. Everything in the article, save a few tenses, were just as we were told by the Bush administration and their major advisers. These days, for example, we have reduced the lie about WMDs to an abbreviation but it was far more colorful that that. Here are some excerpts from the 2003 article, The Revision Thing, along with a few items that didn't make the final edit but are too good to forget:

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