A Bipartisan Lie -- Rewriting History


--- From the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) ---

--- December 25, 2003 ---




Both Republicans and Democrats like to refer to the reluctance of the U.S. to use military force.  Examples:


"This nation is very reluctant to use military force.... Military action is the very last resort for us." -- George W. Bush, October 28, 2003


"[Richard] Gephardt approved a Bush-Cheney policy where, for the first time in American history, we commit to war before exhausting our efforts to commit to peace." -- Howard Dean Campaign Statement, November 16, 2003


Here are just a few of the facts about U.S. foreign policy that contradict such claims:









The following are available for interviews:

A widely read historian who has authored numerous books including A People's History of the United States and Terrorism and War, Zinn said today: "Instances of the U.S. government spurning peace efforts and going to war include the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the first Gulf War, the bombing of Afghanistan...." More Information

Grossman is assistant professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and author of the article "From Wounded Knee to Iraq: A Century of U.S. Military Interventions." More Information

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167