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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Baghdad":

"… s in Farmington Hills, Mich., recoup a disputed 35- acre plot in southeast Baghdad that Habboo says once belonged to his family. Poblete and Tamargo registe …"

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 "Iraq":

"… up report on missing weapons in Afghanistan. …"

"… rces may have ended up in the hands of insurgents attacking U.S. troops in Iraq, due largely to oversights at the Department of Defense (DOD), according t …"

"… and 2005, some 30 percent of all weapons the United States distributed to Iraqi forces during that time, reported the Government Accountability Office (G …"

"… State Department, the Pentagon — as it has in operations throughout the Iraq war— asserted control of the program early on, saying that it could prov …"


By The Center for Public Integrity

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "researcher":

"… er Newbatt Smith, and Devin Varsalona. …"

"… SA's First Amendment Award in 2004. Mark Reading-Smith is the senior researcher/editor and writer at the Fund. In 2002 he was an intern at the Center for …"

"… He is a graduate of Michigan State University. Benjamin Turner was a researcher/editor at the Fund. He originally came to the organization as an intern. H …"

"… helped to build the chronological database for this project and also was a researcher for the Fund's "Truth Project." He is a graduate of American University an …"

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 "MCI":

"… gan Chase, oil giant Chevron/Texaco and global telecommunications provider MCI—have won contracts from the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, the …"

"… d of December 2003.Like the J.P. Morgan Chase and ChevronTexaco contracts, MCI's reconstruction activities in Iraq and Afghanistan were not disclosed in …"

"… Information Act request. Media and company sources, however, indicate that MCI has or had post-war business dealings in both countries.For instance, afte …"

"… in 2003, the Associated Press reported that the Defense Department picked MCI to build a wireless phone network for officials and aid workers in the Bag …"

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

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 "Bush administration":

"… ges and information concerning the conflict and the issues surrounding the Bush administration’s decision to use U.S. troops to resolve the crisis. The result was a de …"

"… derable evidence has emerged that the news-management strategy used by the Bush administration was designed not to enable the American people to make an objective evalua …"

"… ve of the Defense Department’s actions.Evidence of a wider effort by the Bush administration to shape public opinion about the long-term effects of the Gulf War. A Jan …"

"… d Knowlton was paid more than $10 million for its efforts.Indications that Bush administration officials were acting from political motivations when they decided to bar …"

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....