Sunday, October 23, 2005

Excuses, Excuses

How many times are we going to have to hear the same old tired excuse that even representatives of the Clinton administration thought Saddam had the weapons?

The administration has acknowledged the failures of pre-war intelligence, though its supporters have pointed out that many Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, and the intelligence services of other countries were also convinced that Saddam Hussein had caches of banned weapons.

We're going to be hearing it for a long time, but as long as the drumbeat keeps rolling the audience will not any longer hear the white noise these people have been pushing for so long. This is just starting to get good.

"Iraq was at core a war of choice, and extraordinarily expensive by every measure - human life, impact on our military, dollars, diplomatically," said Mr. Haass, a former senior State Department official under President Bush. "If this war was widely judged to have been necessary along the lines of Afghanistan after 9/11, I don't believe you would have this controversy. If the war had gone extremely well, you wouldn't have this controversy."

Just getting good.

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