Did Bush et al Lie about Iraq? I've seen and heard this claim a lot: "He knew all along there were no WMD", "They just lied to us." I'm not a Bush supporter particularly, but I have not been able to believe that. These are very smart, very experienced people they may very well be wrong, and likely have been shown to have taken a calculated risk which grandly didn't work out, but I don't believe that they lied. NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF has an Op-Ed piece that rings true to me on how we ended up in this mess.