The “Iraq On The Record” Database

The Bush Administration’s deceptions regarding the War on Iraq are so numerous that Rep. Henry Waxman has put them on a searchable database.

This Iraq on the Record database contains statements made by the five officials that were misleading at the time they were made. The database does not include statements that appear in hindsight to be erroneous but were accurate reflections of the views of intelligence officials at the time they were made.

That sounds like a reasonable and fair criteria.

Of course, most of it is nothing we haven’t all seen before, but it’s packaged well. A good tool for both sides . . . i.e. search for the word "imminent" to see if anyone DID say that threat from Iraq was "imminent".

What do you think?