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Phil Donahues vindication: Media icon unloads on Fox, Cheney and what happened at MSNBC
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of Salon

Salon, July 10, 2014
Posted: July 22nd, 2014

[Phil Donahue:] I [have] produced ... an anti-Iraq War documentary. Its titled Body of War, and it is available on Netflix. Id very much like you to see the behavior of the [US] congressmen [in my film]. They were summoned to the White House by WHIG, White House Iraq Group. This is a Karl Rove committee that included the advertising warriors who named our invasion Shock and Awe, and Rolling Thunder, like video games. And they gave them their talking points: A smoking gun will become a mushroom cloud; The longer we wait, the more dangerous he becomes; Saddam has more weapons of mass destruction than Hitler ever had; I see Hitler in Saddam Hussein. And they read this, theyre looking down at the piece of paper, in what was at most a shell debate, that led to the deaths of over 4,500 service people, men and women both, not to mention how many injuries, were not even sure, were not even sure how many Iraqis are dead, and the refugees are in the millions. This is unbelievable. Youve got to see this debate. Its truly a very instructive piece on what you can do if you scare the people. George Bush took this nation, the mainstream media included, and led it right into this war. It was an amazingly executed, brilliantly executed, plan. The politics of fear. We havent won a war, and were spending $2 billion a day on things that go boom. We have become a warrior nation. We have no respect for diplomacy. We have to be tough, and we dont talk to people we dont like.

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