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Weapons of mass deception

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Weapons of mass deception is the term used to describe George W. Bush's claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction as justification for the war on Iraq by those who hold the suspicion that he did not.

The variation weapons of mass distraction has also been tossed about by pundits and satirists. This punning alteration represents the assertion that Bush chose to focus on war with Iraq (using flimsy evidence of chemical weapons as an excuse) to draw the nation's attention from more real threats on which he could not successfully wage war and other issues such as the economic recession of 2002 on which the president risked being perceived as vulnerable because of his stance. An HBO Original movie of the same name was telecast that showed the tactics and political manipulations in a lighter vein.

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