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The Top 20 Biggest Lies in History

By Becky Ferreira Jan 9, 2014

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Bush administration's notorious claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction is kind of a reverse Cuban Missile Crisis. Whereas Krushchev tried to convince the public that there weren't WMDs when there actually were, the Bush crew convinced the world that there were WMDs in Iraq when there actually weren't. This lie was the biggest scandal of George W. Bush's presidency, and the repercussions of it are still felt by millions of people around the world.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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