Peekskill, NY/January 25, 2007 The “Center for Public Integrity,” a front group for billionaire George Soros, has published another “study” intended to distract attention from recent progress in Iraq.
The study rehashes the old canard that President Bush led the country to war under false pretenses.
With promising signs of real progress in the past year 75% of Baghdad is now secure, up from just 8% a year ago Soros and his brigade of leftists can’t stop thinking about defeat.Kieran Michael Lalor, the founder of Iraq Veterans for Congress, a group of Republican Iraq war veterans running for Congress, said his campaign wasn’t surprised by the latest effort by Soros to spread lies about what’s really happening in Iraq. “But what’s disappointing is the media’s unwillingness to expose the demonstrated bias of those involved with the report. American military men and women in Iraq don’t expect much from George Soros, but it’s hard to swallow lazy reporting that enables his lies.
“The study claims that the Bush Administration issued false statements about the security threat posed by Iraq. The study is absurdly misleading, as are news reports discussing it.As noted at HotAir.com, “by stopping the research at 2001, the story is set-up to misreport the facts. The Clinton administration spent years warning the public of the threat of Saddam and his WMD. They even bombed a pharmaceuticals factor in Sudan on the suspicion that it was making WMD for both al Qaeda and Iraq. So the story either unintentionally or by design left out years of context.
“The organizations behind the report are funded by Soros, who has already been caught funding “studies” that spread lies about Iraq. In October 2006 , just weeks before the Election Day, the Soros-funded Lancet study made the outlandish and false claim that casualties in Iraq had exceeded 650,000 in an obvious attempt to sway voters away from Republicans as Election Day approached. The falsities in the report were immediately apparent, but it wasn’t until much later that we learned of Soros’s involvement.
As HotAir notes, stories written by the Associated Press and the New York Times [again] irresponsibly ignore the study’s connection with Soros.
Lalor said that one objective of Iraq Vets for Congress is to counter the often misleading and biased reporting on Iraq.
Iraq Veterans for Congress is a group of eleven pro-victory Republican candidates for Congress. Together, the candidates are committed to give our servicemen and women the support they need to pursue victory in Iraq. They include: Kieran Michael Lalor (NY-19), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Wayne E. Harmon (IN-7), Allen West (FL-22), William Breazeale (NC-7), Eric Egland (CA-4), Paul Phillips (OH-18), William Russell (PA-12), Scott Radcliffe (OH-5) and Charlie Summers (ME-1).