Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Exploiting fear and confusion after a shocking event, they warned that our country was in imminent danger at the hands of a mad man. They insisted that legitimate intelligence, including a CIA report issued a month before a national election and a dossier produced by reliable sources in the United Kingdom, proved the threat was real. The subject monopolized discussions on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the press.

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They argued that the situation was so dire that it was straining our relationship with strategic allies. Any evidence to the contrary was readily dismissed. And anyone who questioned their agenda was ridiculed as a coward, a dupe, or a conspiracy theorist. The news media dedicated endless air time and column inches to anyone who wanted to repeat the falsehood.

But an investigative report released two years after the propaganda campaign began found no evidence to support their central claim. The CIA report was highly flawed. The official dossier, some concluded, was deceptive and "sexed-up."

No, I'm not referring here to the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, although the similarities are nearly identical. I'm talking about the period between 2002 and 2004 when many of the very same people who recently peddled collusion fiction also insisted that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- including material to produce nuclear bombs. On the heels of the horrors of 9/11, the United States and our allies waged war against Iraq in 2003 based primarily on that assurance.

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These are the guys behind Hamilton68Dashboard. "Neocons" are basically hired assassins, everyone should know that by now.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-12 04:30 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is corrupt. Stop flacking for him. He won't hire you for anything. He has this idea you're a loser.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 07:46 AM | Reply

Same People Behind Iraq War Lies Pushed Russian Collusion

This is true

#2 | POSTED BY ZED

This is false, Zed thinks everyone received that letter.

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-12 10:59 AM | Reply

The presence of a boogieman is necessary to be listened to, I guess.

So, what is one to conclude from this....that if they were wrong on Iraq, then they're wrong on russian collusion?

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2019-04-12 11:13 AM | Reply

This is false

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris

There is something wrong with you. Has to be.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 11:35 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is corrupt. He lies and he cheats. This is a part of the freaking public record.

Why do you people deny it? What's the point of becoming obvious liars yourselves?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 11:37 AM | Reply

The presence of a boogieman is necessary to be listened to, I guess.

#4 | Posted by eberly

Time to engage your better self, EBERLY. I've seen it, I know it's there.

I'm fascinated by the number of people wo come here who agree that Donald Trump is a very, very, very bad man but won't say he's evil.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-12 11:42 AM | Reply

"...who recently peddled collusion fiction..."

Collusion was real. Conspiracy was the question.

False narrative right there in the summary.

Thanks RATAHELIO.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-12 12:19 PM | Reply

that if they were wrong on Iraq, then they're wrong on russian collusion?
#4 | POSTED BY EBERLY

And what's the intended benefit? Iraq War was clear: perpetual war for perpetual profits.

Russian-Trump conspiracy benefits who and produces what? Especially in line with military industrial complex?

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-04-12 12:20 PM | Reply

A broken clock is right twice a day, that is the phenomenon behind this garbage but those liars are not the only people who think Trump colluded with Russia. Zero Hedge is the worst garbage out there.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-12 12:32 PM | Reply

Ugh Tyler Durden s -- -.

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-12 04:49 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by Zed

Then why isn't he in jail? Was Mueller a Russian agent too?

Boy, scream helplessly at the sky for me.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-12 06:09 PM | Reply

*Little girl. My bad.

#13 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-12 06:13 PM | Reply

Russia Rat and the usual Comrades spinning the same old propaganda and BS.

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-13 01:01 AM | Reply

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson

Excuse me, it's "Nazi Pedo-pal", Get it right.

Frigging leftists....

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-13 06:02 AM | Reply

Excuse me, it's "Nazi Pedo-pal", Get it right.

Frigging leftists....

#15 | POSTED BY comrade Russia Rat

Not a leftist, just a patriotic American who's anti-alt right, anti-(R)tard, anti-Russian and anti-YOU!

If you need me to translate that into your native language so you can comprehend it easier Yuri I'd be happy to.

#16 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-13 06:28 AM | Reply

"Russian Nazi pedo-pal" it is then. Yeah, going with that. That's just plain awesome.

#17 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-13 02:59 PM | Reply

Come on rat, we all know historically that the public is made aware of the full minutia of geopolitics in real time.

#18 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-04-13 10:51 PM | Reply

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