Lie by Lie – the Bush War Timeline

Very impressive piece of work by Mother Jones Magazine – a continually growing database/timeline documenting the lies that led up to the current war in Iraq. The creators of this database cast a wide net, including not only George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, whose lies were gross and direct, but also Hans Blix and Colin Powell for not speaking their minds with full candor when it mattered; and journalists like the New York Times’ Judith Miller, whose distortions were instrumental in generating public support for the war (and other journalists less often discussed).

The timeline is Flash-based, interactive, and graphically rich. It’s searchable by keywords and browseable by controlled tags. It represents a truly impressive compilation of research. Its mode of presentation is especially useful in helping readers digest the information contained in the database, connecting the dots.