Lies used in run up to Iraq war recycled in Syrian conflict

Many international observers were dismayed on July 17 to learn that Syrian defector Nawaf Fares, ex-ambassador to Iraq, told an interviewer that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was “ready to use chemical weapons,” according to BBC news. What makes the statement lamentable is its timing and its desired effect, especially considering its eerie similarity to claims made in the […]

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