I just came across this little gem from exactly one year ago:
Vice President Dick Cheney assured Turkish officials that the United States does not plan military action against Iraq in the near future, Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said Tuesday.
Cheney met with Ecevit in Ankara, the Turkish capital. It's the final stop on an 11-nation tour of the Middle East and Britain, which many said was aimed at drumming up support for a possible campaign to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Turkish leaders have repeatedly voiced opposition to any action against their southern neighbor.
Cheney "has very clearly stated that there will be no military action against Iraq in the foreseeable future," Ecevit told reporters after his meeting with the vice president.
Article On CBSNews.com 18 March 2002
That promise meant nothing.
Bush's 6 March 2003 promise, that he made live on television before the entire world, to go to the UN for a second resolution, "No matter what the whip count is," meant nothing.
Can anyone believe anything this criminal administration says?
How so many Americans have been conned into believing Bushco has undertaken this massively destructive and completely illegal invasion of Iraq for the good of the Iraqi people is a breathtaking and disheatening triumph of professional public relations. It is saddening to think that Edward L. Bernays, an American and the father of modern public relations, whose works were closely studied by the Nazis, was right:
If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.