President Bush went on the offensive about Iraq during a Veterans Day speech in Pennsylvania, but it didn’t hold up. He argued that "it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began." And he noted that most members of Congress and foreign intelligence agencies thought that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. True, but that’s not the issue. The question is: Did the Bush administration deliberately misuse or overplay highly suspect intelligence information in order to sell a pre-emptive war, as some CIA reports and other information now seem to suggest? That’s what phase two of Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’ intelligence committee report needs to answer.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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