25 years, countless investigations and 935 lies

By Charles Lewis

Founder Chuck Lewis tells how the Center for Public Integrity came to be in this excerpt from his new book.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ied 935 “false statements” about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.  …"

Russian site eyed for Syrian chemical weapons destruction

By R. Jeffrey Smith

There’s a reason why Western officials are being nice to Moscow now — they want Russia to destroy Syria’s deadly arsenal on its own soil.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Parsons Corporation":

"… ed on your arm.” According to a description of the Russian plant by the Parsons Corporation, its U.S.-based designer, the facility “can process small- and medium-si …"

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 "Saddam Hussein":

"… ribunal,” Tamargo said.     …"

Faux corporate directors stand in for fraudsters, despots and spies

By Gerard Ryle and Stefan Candea

Faux corporate directors stand in for fraudsters, despots and spies.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… orists. Earlier again, it was used by the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to cheat the Oil for Food program. All three deceptions employed a common …"

Invasion of Iraq, 10 years later

A look back at the Center's coverage of the path to invasion and the cost of war.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… n Baghdad that military officials believed was the hideout of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Although the failed attempt to kill him was followed two days later by ho …"

Waste, fraud and abuse commonplace in Iraq reconstruction effort

By R. Jeffrey Smith

$60-billion pipe dream for creation of a Western-style economy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… $100 million in cash found in a vault at the Republican Palace, the gilded Saddam Hussein parlor that became a headquarters of the occupation. In the crisis atmosp …"

GOP platform at odds with public on defense spending

By Aaron Mehta

GOP platform calls for commitment to missiles, hard line on Iran; public wants more cuts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… illion to $8 billion of taxpayer money has been lost to waste and abuse in Saddam Hussein’s former fiefdom; later that month the IG for Afghanistan reconstruction …"

Windfalls of War: A decade of keeping government spending accountable

By Sandy Johnson

Tracking the cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, $1 trillion and up

Excerpts from this story referencing "MCI":

"… gan Chase, oil giant Chevron/Texaco and global telecommunications provider MCI—have won contracts from the provisional governments in Kabul and Baghdad …"

Ahmed Ressam, mastermind of foiled LAX plot, gave up valuable details about al-Qaida without harsh interrogation

By David Heath

Fresh debate about interrogation tactics after bin Laden’s killing raises profile of foiled LAX bomber

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… nd plotting. Intelligence from those sessions was included in the infamous presidential briefing on Aug. 6, 2001, titled, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in …"

Book Review: A rising tide of white-collar lies

By Michael Hudson

New book examines dissembling by Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ce was later shown to be false: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” Those w …"

Lessons from previous no-fly zones show complexity of Libya intervention

By Laurel Adams

History shows that no-fly zones are a mixed bag as a military strategy, according to an analysis by the Congressional Research Service, even

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… killing thousands. And a decade-long no-fly zone over Iraq did not prevent Saddam Hussein from killing Kurds and Shiites.FAST FACT: Costs of previous operations var …"

Fed chief says he will take press questions each quarter

By Julie Vorman

Fed chief Ben Bernanke last month publicly faced one of his fiercest critics, Republican Rep. Ron Paul, who accused the central bank of a va

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… used the central bank of a variety of misdeeds -- including some linked to Saddam Hussein’s purchase of weapons and the Watergate break-in.His next test? Quarterl …"

Iraq prison diary: Whatever happened to the 'Six of Clubs'?

By Michael Bronner

Hussam Amin, a ranking official in the Saddam Hussein regime, told weapons inspectors for years there was nothing to find in his country

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ted," had, perhaps, the most impossible job in pre-war Iraq. Reporting to Saddam Hussein's powerful deputy prime minister, Tariq Aziz, Amin was the man in the midd …"

"… qis in U.S. detention, but rather American servicemen who had been held by Saddam Hussein's regime during the first Gulf War. The case, Acree v. Republic of Iraq, …"

"… ing as defendants the Republic of Iraq, the Iraqi Intelligence Service and Saddam Hussein. Awarding the plaintiffs combined damages of $959 million, the court note …"

Lost, stolen, sold? Tracking U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

By Te-Ping Chen

When the headlines first appeared in August 2007, they seemed ironic: Four years after the United States invaded Iraq in search of Saddam Hu

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… eemed ironic: Four years after the United States invaded Iraq in search of Saddam Hussein’s weapons, according to the Government Accountability Office, the real p …"

Military failure to secure Iraq after invasion

By The Center for Public Integrity

Plans and troop numbers to secure post-Saddam Iraq were inadequate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… essure brought it to light, said that the chaotic security situation after Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled were “conditions [that] enabled the insurgency to …"

Osama bin Laden still at large

By The Center for Public Integrity

On the FBI's Most Wanted list for nine years, the terrorist behind 9/11 still hasn't been captured

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… l, although we'll start with that one individual," then-Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters in 2001. By December of that year, U.S. Special Forces and …"

False premise for going to war

By The Center for Public Integrity

The premise that Iraq had biological and chemical weapons and links to Al Qaeda proved untrue

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… e false. The chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq concluded that President Saddam Hussein had no such weapons or the means to produce them, and the U.S. intelligenc …"

Blame the distributor

By Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu

How Gallaher stayed in the smuggling game

Excerpts from this story referencing "KGB":

"… the cargo was to be diverted in Latvia to a paper company run by a former KGB officer from Kazakhstan and then smuggled into the U.K. The ship, accordin …"

McClellan book confirms Center's 'Iraq: The War Card' report

By Caitlin Ginley

In a new memoir, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan became the first Bush administration official to confirm the orchestrate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… ack at 260 false statements, followed closely by former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s 254. The White House previously dismissed the Center’s report as no …"

False pretenses

By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a campaign of misinformation on the threat from Iraq

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… e like), Bush and these three key officials, along with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and White House press secretarie …"

Key false statements

By The Center for Public Integrity

A selection of the Bush administration's most egregious statements about the threat of Saddam Hussein and Iraq

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… ntral Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet, and finally to high-level White House officials. The briefings, titled "Assessing the Relationship between Iraq …"

"… lligence community had deemed it necessary, and, remarkably, nobody at the White House had requested that it be done. The CIA put the NIE together in less than …"

An interrogation role model

By Yossi Melman

U.S. picked up tactics — including torture — from Israeli intelligence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Paraguay":

"… casions we provided names of charities and bank accounts in the UK, Italy, Paraguay, Argentina and a few other countries, and the security services there foll …"

Renditions vs. rights

By Marina Walker Guevara

Jordan's apparent willingness to participate in transfers of suspects trumps poor record on human rights

Excerpts from this story referencing "Poland":

"… ent of Coalition Support Funds, behind fellow key U.S. allies Pakistan and Poland.Jordan also benefits from another post-9/11 program, the Pentagon's Region …"

The price of independence: $1 billion

By Marina Walker Guevara

Once-loyal Turkey passed up aid to maintain its own Iraq policy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… northern Iraq with the agreement of the Iraqi government," then headed by Saddam Hussein.In mid-April 2007, Turkey's top military officer, Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, as …"

An opportunity seized

By Paul Radu

In its zeal to please U.S., Romania tramples foreigners' rights

Excerpts from this story referencing "Romania":

"… rself," he said. "And I don't go to the mosque anymore, either." …"

"… e only a few hundred Muslim immigrants in Iaşi, a city of 350,000 that is Romania's second-largest metropolis, and few of them seem eager to talk about what …"

"… f them seem eager to talk about what happened in January 2005. That's when Romanian security forces converged on an Iaşi mosque and arrested five North Afri …"

"… ain was why such supposedly dangerous terrorists were simply kicked out of Romania instead of being held and tried on terrorism charges. Later, the local pro …"

Democrats likely to choose Howard Dean as leader

By The Center for Public Integrity

During his run for president in 2003, the former governor from Vermont pioneered Internet fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "MoveOn.org":

"… ge, which dovetails nicely with the priorities of an online activist site, MoveOn.org, whose "Internet primary" Dean won handily. A pair of Silicon Valley entre …"

"… A pair of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Wes Boyd and Joan Blades, launched MoveOn.org in 1998 to lobby against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The me …"

"… llected online signatures to add heft to its petition. The couple expanded MoveOn.org into a successful advocacy PAC that, among other things, opposed President …"

"… ling that is widely believed to lead to further concentration of the media.MoveOn.org has raised huge sums of money over the Internet for various causes and can …"

Commentary: Political mugging in America

By Charles Lewis

Anatomy of an "independent" smear campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ns, and I will never, ever get over them running a picture of Max Cleland, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Laden, [this about] a man who left three limbs on the battl …"

Right on the money: The George W. Bush profile

By Charles Lewis

On January 30, 1990, Platt's Oilgram News, a respected trade journal of the petroleum industry, reported that a subsidiary of a small, Dalla

Excerpts from this story referencing "Exxon Corporation":

"… executive with Marathon Oil Company, and Ansel Condray, an executive with Exxon Corporation, to come up with a plan to let the industry comply voluntarily with the st …"

Marketing the new 'Dogs of War'

By Duncan Campbell

Sri Lankans hire Tim Spicer, a man already involved in global mercenary activities

Excerpts from this story referencing "chief executive":

"… outh African Parliamentary Defense Committee, in which Executive Outcomes' chief executive Nick van den Bergh argued against Mandela's plan to criminalize their acti …"

"… , and a less convincing picture emerges. Spicer, its managing director and chief executive officer, has no naval or maritime experience or qualifications. Trident's …"

Letter from London: A history lesson on Iraq

By Philip Knightley

'If you think Saddam Hussein is a hard man to deal with, just wait for the next generation of Iraqi leaders,' author says

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… the historical facts that explain the rise of nationalist leaders such as Saddam Hussein. And while he is at it, since he is good at empathy, he might try looking …"

"… l wonder that the author Said Aburish said to me recently: “If you think Saddam Hussein is a hard man to deal with, just wait for the next generation of Iraqi lea …"

"… ere were several other candidates.The most popular was an early version of Saddam Hussein, the nationalist leader Sayid Taleb, who had gained popular support by thr …"

"… y the Iraqis, did not see it that way. They have been in revolt ever since.Saddam Hussein came to power in 1979 on a platform of Arab unity and resistance to Wester …"

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