Truth is, there is no proof Bush lied about Iraq, WMD
Nov. 16, 2005 – AP
Making a mistake is a far cry from telling an outright lie!
President Bush is in
the throes of a crushing belief amount Americans that the war in Iraq
is a mistake. Yet the conclusion to that war remains to be determined.
His harshest critics,
though, are leveling unfair volleys against the administration, saying flat out that Bush lied about the intelligence that
suggested that former-Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Was the President mistaken? It is clear that he was, as were many members of Congress who have become the president’s
most ardent foes over the war.
Bush was far from alone
in believing the intelligence. Democrats John Kerry,
Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Al Gore and Bill Clinton - - as well as intelligence
experts in Germany, France
and Great Britain - - believed that Saddam
had an arsenal of WMD. Yet they have turned on the President, saying he lied,
which means that, in effect, he told the CIA, “Never mind that the intelligence said he doesn’t have the weapons,
we’re going to say he does anyway and then we’re going to go to war.”
Such a notion takes
political cynicism to new depths.
The fact remains that
we’re in this fight to the finish. Americans cannot
pull out now before the job is done. (Emphasis mine) The nation will debate for decades whether it fought this war for the right reasons.
What is becoming increasingly
clear is that the intelligence system failed. What is nowhere
near proven is that the commander in chief knew that it failed and still went to war. (Emphasis mine.)