Through numerous falsehoods and deceptions, George W. Bush and other senior members of his administration persuaded the American people and their representatives in Congress to go to war against Iraq. They repeatedly asserted that they had indisputable evidence that Iraq was amassing weapons of mass destruction. They invoked the specter of a mushroom cloud erupting over an American city, and of Americans dying in large numbers from chemical and biological assaults. Yet, nine months after the conquest of Iraq, no weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq.
They took every opportunity to associate the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 with the regime of Saddam Hussein even though, as President Bush recently admitted, there was no evidence of Saddam's involvement. As a result, a majority of the American public, trusting their president to tell the truth, came to believe that Saddam played a role in the 9/11 attack.