From DAWN -- DC Anti-War Network
WHO: Richard Cheney
WHAT: Will present the "Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards"
WHERE: National Press Club -- 14 and F, NW -- nearest metro is Metro Center
WHEN: Monday, 11:30 till 2:15
It is ridiculous that Cheney would present a journalism award. He and the rest of the administration engaged in a pattern of lies to push the U.S. to launch war against Iraq. One example:
"We know he [Saddam Hussein] has reconstituted these [chemical weapons] programs. We know he's out trying once again to produce nuclear weapons, and we know that he has a long-standing relationship with various terrorist groups, including the al-Qaeda organization."
-- Cheney on NBC's "Meet the Press," March 16, 2003
With the release of the "Downing Street Memo," it has become clear that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted war and was engaged in a systematic drive to spread disinformation to that end. We must bring them to account: