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 "inspector":

"… and and Iraq Ministries of Defense and Interior. In July 2008, the DOD’s inspector general completed a follow-up report that noted significant improvements i …"


By The Center for Public Integrity

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… y President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rums …"

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 "spokesperson":

"… ork for officials and aid workers in the Baghdad area. According to an MCI spokesperson, the Pentagon-led Coalition Provisional Authority awarded the contract to …"

"… approximately $45 million, according to the Associated Press. The company spokesperson would only say that the contract it won was for less than $20 million.The …"

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....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… the next five weeks as an example of the evil of Saddam’s regime.In the Senate debate whether to approve military action to force Saddam out of Kuwait, s …"