Friday, November 11, 2005

What he said

I was going to write a post about how the current argument (reiterated by the President today) that all the Democrats agreed that Saddam had WMDs and so are hypocrites for saying he lied us into war is BS. But Realign This! has a good post covering this subject, so I'm just going to quit a bit of it and link to it (well already did that part).
If the administration did manipulate the intelligence, and if said manipulated intelligence was the basis on which people made decisions, then the fact that they supported the war does not mean they are hypocritical in their criticisms of the decision to go to war. In fact if anything it gives them more of a right to criticize, not less. If seeing the unmanipulated intelligence leads to a different conclusion, its quite clear that the manipulation was a decisive factor in the direction of their vote.
So go read the rest.

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