Bush war propaganda removed at National Portrait Gallery

This video from the USA is called Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) – Movie Trailer.

From the Washington Post in the USA:

At Gallery, History Is Rewritten

Bush Portrait Caption Had Linked Iraq to 9/11

By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, January 14, 2009; Page C01

The National Portrait Gallery has taken the unusual step of amending a caption for a portrait of President George W. Bush at the request of a U.S. senator.

The caption describes the Bush administration and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In a letter to the gallery, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) objected to the language that said “the attacks on September 11, 2001, that led to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq . . .”

Sanders wrote: “When President Bush and Vice President Cheney misled our nation into the war in Iraq, they certainly cited the attacks on September 11, along with the equally specious claim that Iraq possessed vast arsenals of weapons of mass destruction. The notion, however, that 9/11 and Iraq were linked, or that one ‘led to’ the other, has been widely and authoritatively debunked.”

Soon after Sept. 11, the Bush administration did suggest there was a link between Iraq and the attacks. Later, the 9/11 commission reported that there was no evidence of a collaborative relationship between al-Qaeda and Iraq. That view was supported by the FBI and Bush later concurred.

Martin E. Sullivan, the gallery’s director, thought the request was reasonable and ordered that the caption be amended. The new text will be installed today.

The new wording eliminates the “led to” phrase and instead provides a list of events that mark the Bush terms. It now reads “. . . Bush found his two terms in office instead marked by a series of cataclysmic events: the attacks on September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina; and a financial crisis during his last months in office.”

Saddam-Qaeda Conspiracy Theorist Surfaces Writing Iraq Reports For The Pentagon: here.

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