U.S. Public Believes Bush Administration Stretched Truth on Iraq's WMD and Links to Al-Qaeda: Though 52% Believe Evidence of Close Links to al-Qaeda Have Been Found


A new PIPA/Knowledge Networks poll finds a majority of 62 percent saying that “when the U.S. government presented evidence of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction to justify going to war with Iraq” it was either “stretching the truth, but not making false statements” or was “presenting evidence they knew was false” (52% and 10% respectively). Just 32 percent said they thought the government was “being fully truthful.” Sixty-three percent said that Congress should “investigate the intelligence agencies’ performance in providing intelligence on whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.”