Thursday, September 20, 2012

Revoke Netanyahu's Free Pass to Sell War

Exactly ten years ago, Dick Cheney went on Meet the Press and was given a free pass to sell a war with Iraq based on "absolute certainty" that turned out to be a massive distortion. So when Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu went on the same show this past Sunday to sell a new war with Iran, we thought Meet the Press had learned its lesson.
But when Netanyahu claimed Iran is "racing to develop nuclear bombs," he wasn't asked why U.S. and Israeli intelligence reject his claim. He wasn't asked why his warnings sounded so similar to his claims before the U.S. Congress in 2002 -- when he was testifying in support of war with Iraq--that Iran was also "racing to develop nuclear weapons."

If the media won't heed the lesson of Iraq and do its job, somebody must hold them accountable.

Thankfully, we have the most important tool on our side to prevent war: the facts. That's why we are launching, a project to provide the public with the facts and to empower people to hold the media accountable. Please send a letter to Meet the Press to tell them to correct Netanyahu's distortions and stop giving war with Iran a free pass. Take action here:

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