This is how they built up the war in Iraq. A continuing series of lies, each more bold than the last. No one really believed them but everyone accepted them because all the authority figures said they were true. Still staggering from the psychic wound of 9/11, the public was once again misled by the people it aimed to trust the most, its leaders, and its senior strategists who all said we needed to go to war. The ulterior motive, now well known, was to steal Iraq’s oil and blame Saddam for a terror attack that the U.S. designed and caused itself.