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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

"Dead Wrong":
The War in Iraq

Apr 4, 2005

"Dead wrong." That’s what the latest presidential commission concluded: U.S. intelligence services got it "dead wrong" about Iraq’s supposed "weapons of mass destruction."

Yes, they were wrong–and tens of thousands of people are dead, Iraqi and U.S. both.

Did the commission recommend removing the whole government–which pushed for "dead wrong" information to whip up a frenzy for war? Did it recommend citing every Republican and Democrat who voted for the war, knowing it was based on lies?

Of course not. Because the role of the intelligence services, just like this commission itself, was to provide an excuse for this war.