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January 10, 2004
Proving that real questions that have not been answered do not die, Calpundit hosts a good debate (link below) on Why We Went Wrong regarding WMD.
I think it cannot be emphasized enough that, yes, the Clinton administration believed the Saddam regime had WMD, but they also had no proof and intelligence information that was unconvincing and so did not start a full-scare war.
Also, the Rove administraton did not simply agree with the Clinton administration - they ramped up the rhetoric to factor farce.
- Mushroom clouds if we don't act.
- We could be hit by nuclear weapons in 45 minutes (United Kingdom) and
- We know where the weapons are.
Clearly someone told us THEY knew where they were and we said we believed them as justification for the war, instead of believing UN inspectors may have had a clue what they were doing.
I don't like being lied to. A lot of Republicans, who thought Clinton's lying about commiting adultery was the be all and end all of presidential decorum, seem to be giving these much more significant lies, not only a free ride, but active support.
I think that's speaks to an emptiness of heart.
Cal Pundit's discussion (with strong points form both sides of the question) here.