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November 1, 2005

The indictment of Scotter Libby, the Vice President's ex Chief of Staff, does disclose the lengths to which the White House went in 2003 to quash the talk of faulty intelligence on Iraq. A dark cloud hangs over the White House. Who cares about this inside-the-Beltway stuff? Not the ordinary folk.

The faulty intelligence was used by the White House to justify going to war in Iraq. A hugh gap exists between the bad intelligence---there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq--- and the way it was presented to the world by the Bush administration as a "slam-dunk" case for war. The US Congress has never really addressed that gap.

Nick Anderson

High stakes politics is what is needed--go on the offensive. Take the terror war to the Iranians: If not we will have:

... a new version of September 11th. Perhaps only then will our dithering leaders resume fighting the war against terror, a war currently limited, to their shame, to a defensive struggle within the boundaries of Iraq, while they move against us on a global scale.

That's Michael Leeden writing in the National Review Online

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:09 PM | | Comments (0)