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“Why We Did It, a Rachel Maddow documentary, premieres March 6th”


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A little more than a year ago, MSNBC broadcast Hubris: Selling of the Iraq War.  Based on the book of the same title by NBC News’ Michael Isikoff and David Corn, an editor with Mother Jones, the documentary detailed how the Iraq War was sold on the mistaken premise that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).  And our viewers responded: Hubris garnered the largest audience of any MSNBC documentary in the last ten years.

Of course, we now know – and the documentary and book show – that some of those in power were told well before the war that the public case they were making was false.  There were no weapons of mass destruction. There were no mobile biological weapons labs. Saddam Hussein did not seek significant quantities of uranium from Africa. The public case for war in Iraq was based on faulty evidence presented as established facts.

Despite the flawed argument and flimsy evidence, Congress bought it – authorizing the march to war.    Most of the media bought it.  The American public bought it.  But since the Administration’s WMD argument proved to be a smokescreen,  a haunting question remains: just what was the smokescreen hiding? What was the reason for the Bush Administration’s decision to send hundreds of thousands of American soldiers into harm’s way to a foreign land? What was the reason for the Bush Administration’s focus on Iraq even before 9/11?  And why Iraq, since other nations posed a greater immediate WMD threat?

Hubris answered the question of How, but there remains an even bigger question: Why?

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Dems Have a Plan


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  • Charles and David Koch, “the billionaire brothers who are perhaps the best-known patrons of conservative Republican politics, are bespectacled and in their 70s. They look genial enough. But Democrats are embarking on a broad effort that aims to unmask the press-shy siblings and portray them, instead, as a pair of villains bent on wrecking progressive politics. On Thursday, the” DSCC “is starting a digital campaign that will use Internet ads and videos, as well as social media, to tie Republican Senate candidates to the policies and actions of the Koch brothers. Its slogan: ‘The G.O.P. is addicted to Koch.'” (New York Times)

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“President Obama to Participate in a Town Hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act”


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Janelle Monáe – “What Is Love” from the RIO 2 Soundtrack [Official]