The Bush Administration is desperately trying to contain the brewing controversy about its false statements regarding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. They lied to drive us into a war against a country that posed no threat, a war which has so far killed over 6000 Iraqi civilians ( and over 200 American soldiers. Speak out now! Help keep this issue in the public spotlight.

CALL YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. Contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to push for an independent investigation into whether the Bush Administration misled the public with claims that Iraq was an imminent threat to the U.S. and its neighbors. Tell them the American public deserves answers to the tough questions. We want open, thorough, timely televised public hearings and an investigation with a broad mandate. We need the truth. Both Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) have introduced legislation (H.R. 2625 and H. Res. 307 resp.) that addresses some of these concerns. Each has supported the other's bill, although Tauscher's is stronger in several regards - it calls for a House Select Committee rather than an independent commission and it calls for reporting before the election. The Capitol Switchboard is (202) 224-3121. 20 Lies About the War. Falsehoods ranging from exaggeration to plain untruth were used to make the case for war. More lies are being used in the aftermath.