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Can Bush Be Believed on Iraq?

Reuters, in a story on an ABC News/Washington Post poll, reports: “For the first time, a majority of Americans said the administration ‘intentionally misled’ the public in going to war.”

The following are available for interviews:

NANCY LESSIN
Lessin is co-founder of Military Families Speak Out. For a list of their members from around the country available for interviews, see the group’s web page.
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CINDY SHEEHAN
Currently in the D.C. area, Sheehan is co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, which is affiliated with MFSO. Her son, Casey, born on Memorial Day, 1979, was killed in Iraq on Palm Sunday, April 4, 2004.
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KELLY DOUGHERTY
Dougherty is a co-founder of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. She was in the Colorado Army National Guard for eight years and was a military police sergeant for a year in Iraq.
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YASIR SHALLAL
Shallal is an Iraqi-American activist.
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JOHN BONIFAZ
DAVID SWANSON
Bonifaz and Swanson are two of the co-founders of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition. Bonifaz is a constitutional attorney and author of the book Warrior King: The Case for Impeaching George W. Bush.
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DANIEL ELLSBERG
Ellsberg is author of the book Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.
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DAVID BACON
Bacon is a writer and photojournalist specializing in labor issues. He was in Basra three weeks ago doing an investigation into the conditions of Iraqi oil workers. He also attended an Iraqi conference organized to oppose the privatization of the oil industry.
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PHYLLIS BENNIS
Bennis is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167