2,546. 9/12/2001

Author “Laurie Mylroie, a darling of the neocons who had falsely reported that Saddam was behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, turned in an opinion piece that was published in the Wall Street Journal the next day [September 12, 2001], blaming the Iraqi dictator for 9/11 as well. Intelligence analysts had already begun to tell journalists that Iraq had nothing to do with it. Yet Myrolie’s theory was cited by and given credence by the Washington Post, CBS News, ABC, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report, CNN, The Times (London), the Dallas Morning News, and more than a hundred other media outlets–some of them repeatedly. ‘In my view, yesterday’s events were the latest step in Saddam’s war against the United States,’ Myrolie told CBS News.”

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Pages 215-216

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