Who can forget Nariyah, the 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl whose testimony about Iraqi soldiers ripping babies from hospital incubators and leaving them on the floor to die convinced Congress and the American public to go to war with Iraq?
Yeah, it turns out she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador and her false testimony was part of a professionally organized PR campaign to drag the US into the war.
In totally unrelated news, Bashar Assad, who was apparently gaining the upper hand in the Syrian civil war, suddenly decided to do the one thing that would bring the full might of the US military down on his regime.
UPDATE: What the media isn't telling you about the Syrian chemical attack.
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