Finding the truth in 935 lies about war with Iraq

By Bill Buzenberg

New book from Center's founder discusses the orchestrated deception that led to war in Iraq, and what it means for the future of truth.

Lobbyists helping banker recoup land Saddam 'stole'

By Reity O'Brien

Michigan banker hires lobbying duo to help recoup land he says Iraqi dictator stole.

190,000 missing weapons in Iraq

By The Center for Public Integrity

Lack of central records system for weapons distributed in Iraq means that missing weapons may be in the hands of insurgents

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Defense":

"… insurgents attacking U.S. troops in Iraq, due largely to oversights at the Department of Defense (DOD), according to government auditors. At least 190,000 AK-47 assault ri …"

Methodology

By The Center for Public Integrity

A look inside the Center's reporting process for Iraq: The War Card

Excerpts from this story referencing "CBS News":

"… years. From 1977 to 1988 he did investigative reporting at ABC News and at CBS News's 60 Minutes. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and PEN U …"

Contracts with provisional authorities

By Kevin Baron, Neil Gordon and Laura Peterson

Some players in Iraq got their business from Baghdad and Kabul

Excerpts from this story referencing "Afghanistan":

"… d State Departments have granted the lion's share of contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan directly from Washington, a few U.S. companies have made their deals direc …"

"… on Act; their direct dealings with the provisional authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrate the complexity of tracking the role of private companies in th …"

"… onal Authority in Iraq, the Iraq State Oil Marketing Organization, and the Afghanistan provisional government.In Iraq, Peter McPherson, director of economic deve …"

"… e and ChevronTexaco contracts, MCI's reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan were not disclosed in documents the Defense Department provided to the Cen …"

The disinformation campaign

By Philip Knightley

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2001 — The way wars are reported in the western media follows a depressingly predictable pattern: stage one, the cri

Excerpts from this story referencing "leader":

"… pattern: stage one, the crisis; stage two, the demonisation of the enemy's leader; stage three, the demonisation of the enemy as individuals; and stage four …"

"… e now enter stage two of the pattern – the demonisation of the enemy’s leader. Comparing the leader with Hitler is a good start because of the instant i …"

"… of the pattern – the demonisation of the enemy’s leader. Comparing the leader with Hitler is a good start because of the instant images that Hitler’s …"

"… and “Holocaust” were used.The crudest approach is to suggest that the leader is insane. Saddam Hussein was “a deranged psychopath”, Milosevic was m …"

Will truth again be first casualty?

By Jacqueline Sharkey

"Well, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said he had imposed no press restrictions. In fact, he said he hadn't really even considered the issue of

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ntures in the Persian Gulf, Grenada and Panama in the 1980s and 1990s, the Center for Public Integrity examined the consequences of those government impositions in a 1991 report …"

Journalism with teeth

By Philip Knightley

LONDON, July 17, 1999 — Western media follow a depressingly familiar formula when it comes to the preparation of a nation for conflict....

Excerpts from this story referencing "media reports":

"… oliticians, while calling for diplomacy, warn of military retaliation. The media reports this as “We’re on the brink of war”, or “War is inevitable”.News …"