Never forget: the Nayirah testimony
A 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl in 1990 claims before a U.S. congressional caucus to have witnessed atrocities committed by Hussein's troops. That Pearl Harbor moment leads to millions displaced, more than a hundred thousand violent Iraqi civilian deaths, widescale destruction, two decades of war, and genocidal sanctions so obscenely catastrophic that two UN human rights rapporteurs quit out of protest.
Her story was fabricated by a U.S. public relations firm, and the girl was in reality the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States at that time.
Government agencies have misled the press for reasons much more evil than industrial sabotage.