false motive

See: pretext
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That means the entire foundation of these confessions is a total fabrication and provides a false motive for the crime.
The Speaker found that the response did not attribute unavowed or false motives to Mr.
However, in March 2003 the US - under false motives - invaded Iraq and ultimately brought down the regime of Saddam Hussein.
It is not so much about eliminating the false motives, but identifying which among the true illegitimate and legitimate motives was the actual cause.
MPs are not allowed to accuse each other of lying, nor to describe rivals as drunk, dishonourable or suggest they have false motives.