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Where is the truth?

The Bush Administration’s propaganda machine has been spewing out misinformation for over four years. Finally, the house of cards is beginning to fall. We know they paid Armstrong Williams to be a shill for their policies. We know that they placed an uncredentialed “reporter” in the White House pressroom to ask Bush softball questions. Before starting a cyber “news” site, Jim Guckert, aka Jeff Gannon, was a gay escort Web site entrepreneur.

According to a recent United Press International report, a U.S. Marine who participated in capturing ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says the public version of the capture was staged. According to him, Saddam was actually captured Dec. 12, 2003, and not the day after, as announced by the U.S. Army. They captured him after fierce resistance, he said, Saddam himself fired at them with a gun from the window of a room on the second floor. Then they shouted at him in Arabic: “You have to surrender. … There is no point in resisting.”

“Later on, a military production team fabricated the film of Saddam’s capture in a hole, which was in fact a deserted well,” he said. This was shown over and over as fact on most news programs. When will the supporters of Bush wake up and smell the lies?

Donna Cobb

Grass Valley