Daily Kos gives a good retrospective of how the media spread the Bush administration’s lies and made no attempt to find the facts and correct them. Any time a reporter told the truth, he was fired or forced to retract his story.
The invasion of Iraq is the single stupidest thing the United States has ever done as a nation, and not all the fault lies with Bush, or with the Senators who voted him authority. A big, heaping, stinking, steaming load of blame goes to the media that tried to treat this as the next great news spectacular. They spent more time picking theme songs and graphic designs, working out electronic maps and cool ways to use Google Earth, than they did trying to learn the truth.