Bush Misleads on Iraq Casualties

October 20th, 2004 - by admin

The Daily Misleader – 2004-10-20 22:40:22


George W. Bush has told the American people that he expected persistent violence in Iraq. On Feb. 8th, 2004, Tim Russert asked President Bush: “Are you surprised by the level and intensity of resistance?” Bush replied, “No. I’m not.”[1]

According to Pat Robertson, there is no way that could be true.

Appearing on CNN, Robertson said that just before the war he “warned him about this war…I was trying to say, ‘Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.'”[2]

Bush then told Robertson, “Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties.”[3]

More than 1,100 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and another 8,000 troops have been wounded.[4]


• 1. “Transcript for February 8th ‘Meet the Press’,” MSNBC, 2/13/04, http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1208427&l=63938.

• 2. “Robertson: I warned Bush on Iraq casualties,” CNN, 10/20/04, http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1208427&l=63939.

• 3. Ibid, http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1208427&l=63939.

• 4. Ibid, http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1208427&l=63939.

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