Matt Taibbi On How Journalists And Politicians Were Cheerleaders For Iraq War

Crooks and Liars reports on a Democracy Now! programme.

Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman’s web only interview with Rolling Stone’sMatt Taibbi on his recent article “Forget What We Know Now: We Knew Then Iraq War Was a Joke,” which he wrote in response to Jeb Bush’s interview Megyn Kelly on whether he would have authorized the invasion of Iraq, and subsequent flip-flopping.

Matt Taibbi on the Journalist & Politician Cheerleaders for Iraq War, Then & Now:

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh, as we bring you part two of our conversation with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone. We turn to Iraq.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Matt Taibbi recently wrote a piece headlined “Forget What We Know Now: We Knew Then the Iraq War Was a Joke.” The piece looks at how the Iraq War has become a major issue in the 2016 presidential election. Earlier this week, a former top CIA official and intelligence briefer to President George W. Bush before the Iraq War acknowledged Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney falsely presented information to the public. In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Michael Morell was asked about Cheney’s claim that Saddam Hussein was seeking nuclear weapons.

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