Iran Fact Check: Revoke Netanyahu's Free Pass to Sell War
Today NIAC is launching Iran Fact Check (Iranfact.org) to provide the facts and tools to help the public hold the media and politicians accountable when they make false claims in support of another 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,” which 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.
we have the most important tool on our side to prevent war: the facts.
That’s why we are launching IranFact.org, a project to provide the
public with the facts and to empower people to hold the media
join us for our first campaign: send a letter to Meet the Press to tell
them to correct Netanyahu’s distortions and stop giving war with Iran a
read more about Netanyahu’s distortions on Meet the Press and to get the
facts, visit IranFact.org.