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Denial and Deception

Decade of Defiance

Global Messages on Iraq
  • Global Message 3/5/03

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  • President Bush and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Discuss Global War on Terror
  • Press Conference by the President 10/17/07
  • Memorandum for the Secretary of State 9/28/07
  • President Bush Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki 9/25/07
  • Press Conference by the President 9/20/07
  • Myth/Fact: Iraq Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths 9/20/07
  • President Bush Meets with Military Support Organizations 9/18/07

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  • Benchmark Assessment Report
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  • Preserving Cultural Heritage In Iraq
  • "The Coalition" an Op-Ed from Dr. Condoleezza Rice
  • Statement of Support from Coalition

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  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/20/03
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/19/03
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/16/03
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/15/2003
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/14/03
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/8/03
  • Press Briefing Excerpts - 5/7/03

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  • Now in this century, the ideology of power and domination has appeared again, and seeks to gain the ultimate weapons of terror. Once again, this nation and all our friends are all that stand between a world at peace, and a world of chaos and constant alarm. Once again, we are called to defend the safety of our people, and the hopes of all mankind. And we accept this responsibility.”
    (President Bush, State of the Union, 1/28/03 )

    Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator who is relentlessly pursuing and concealing weapons of mass destruction, which he has even used to kill his own people.

    He has ties to terrorists, provides sanctuary for terrorists, and he hates America.

    More than 12 years after the UN first pressed Saddam to disarm, he has yet to fulfill his pledge to declare and destroy his chemical, biological and nuclear arsenals and programs.

    President Bush will not back away from the challenge of disarming Saddam Hussein, keeping these weapons out of the hands of terrorists, and freeing the Iraqi people.

    We learned on September 11, 2001 that we can no longer believe we are safe from the violent hand of hatred just because it lives oceans away.

    America and a coalition of peace-loving nations will face this threat. The future rests with Saddam. It is his choice: He must disarm or be disarmed.

    Secretary Powells Remarks to the UN
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin PowellThe transcript of the speech includes the slides that were displayed during the remarks. They are placed in the text approximately where they were displayed in the address.
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    Why We Know Iraq is Lying
    Dr. Condoleezza Rice"Why We Know Iraq is Lying" A Column by Dr. Condoleezza Rice (Originally appeared in the New York Times on January 23, 2003) Learn more >
    Apparatus of Lies
    Apparatus of LiesApparatus of Lies discusses the lies that Iraq has used to promote its propaganda and disinformation in four broad categories: Crafting Tragedy, Exploiting Suffering, Exploiting Islam and Corrupting the Public Record.
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    Iraqi Nuclear Weapons-Related Facilities
    Al Furat Manufacturing Facility, IraqPresident Bush discussed evidence that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. These newly declassified intelligence photos --never before made public-- show construction at two Iraqi nuclear weapons-related facilities.
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    Saddam Hussein's Iraq
    Iraq MapIn 1995, after four years of deception, Iraq finally admitted it had a crash nuclear weapons program prior to the Gulf War. Learn more >
    The World Now Faces A Test
    Presidential Address to the United Nations On September 12, President Bush called on the United Nations to live up to its founding purpose and confront the “grave and gathering danger” of Saddam Hussein’s outlaw regime. To do otherwise is to “hope against the evidence” – including the systematic defiance of 16 UN Security Council resolutions. Learn more >
    Vision for Iraq
    President George W. Bush addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on the issues concerning Iraq Thursday, September 12. White House photo by Paul Morse.The President drew attention to other critical issues and the responsibilities the US and the UN must bear.

    The President outlined two visions of Iraq’s future. Learn more >

    Timeline Information
    Timeline Information The following timeline details the Iraqi regimes repeated pattern of accepting inspections "without conditions" and then demanding conditions, often at gunpoint. Learn more >