Frank Rich and Oprah

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In his book, Frank Rich asks, was the war in Iraq the "greatest story ever sold" to America?

He responds: I think it was sold. ...Whatever one thinks of the war, whether you agree with it or not, it was sold basically on some false premises that involved making us fearful of mushroom clouds coming from Iraq [and] making us believe that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11—and those two story lines were not true. There may have been other reasons for going into Iraq, and maybe even legitimate ones, but not the reasons that we were sold to drum up war fever.