Actually, for a lie by President Bush about the war with Iraq. And it is not "beyond the items I had already posted here." Nothing you have posted in this thread has even attempted to show that your President lied. And therin lies the problem. ChicagoJack accuses his President of being a liar, yet does not have any evidence to back up the claim. Most people have the evidence before making the accusation. Since the premise for your question was obviously false, as demonstrated by your own references. I suspect it had something to do with the fact that top Democrats, with access to the intelligence your President did, were saying the same kind of things: "The fact that Zarqawi certainly is related to the death of the U.S. aid officer and that he is very close to bin Laden puts at rest, in fairly dramatic terms, that there is at least a substantial connection between Saddam and al Qaeda." -- Sen. Rockefeller, Feb 3 2003 "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 Although the link between Saddam and al Qaeda was not the case for the war, it was WMD, Democratic senators with access to the intelligence were telling the American people there was a link. Maybe you "knew it was all smoke and mirrors", but that's probably because you didn't have the intelligence Hillary and Rockefeller did. As I said, politics is an adverserial system. One side puts forward the case for a proposition, the other side puts for the case against it. In the case of the war on Iraq, both sides were saying the same thing, so it is not surprising that many Americans thought that there was this connection between Saddam and al Qaeda, and some of them overestimated how strong the link was.