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The War Of The Lies

The Lies Of The War

An account of how Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen misled Denmark into joining President Bush’s war on Iraq



Bo Elkjær



A decade into former US President Bush’s “War on Terrorism” war still rages in Afghanistan and terrorist bombings are part of the Daily life in Iraq. On the eve of the anniversary of the Iraq invasion NATO started bombing missions over Libya.

In this book the award winning Danish journalist Bo Elkjær gives an account of how the Danish government misled the parliament into supporting Danish participation in the invasion of Iraq. The Prime Minister at the time was Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who now serves as Secretary General of NATO.

The book was initially published in Denmark in 2003 as an appendix to the Danish daily newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

Bo Elkjær was awarded the prestigious Cavling Prize – the Danish equivalent of the Pulitzer –for his work uncovering the government’s rationale for the war. The articles led to numerous debates and inquiries in Parliament.

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