Been seeing a pretty steady stream of articles suggesting that the Dubya administration way overshot the mark in talking up the existence of WMD in Iraq. Some are even talking about how if the administration (and Bush in particular) deliberately lied about the presence of these weapons, it should be an impeachable offense (and this from John Dean, who should know).
So here are two things I’m going to be looking at as this thing evolves:
- Are we seeing a case where people in the administration (including W., who shouldn’t be held innocent in this) knowingly lied about what they knew, or was it more a case of them seeing only what they wanted to see?
- If it is eventually shown that the intelligence data was not sufficient to support the administration’s claims, how far will Congress and/or the administration go in calling them on it? Republicans went after Clinton simply for lying about sex. If Dubya lied to get us into a war, that is way worse. Remember, people died and are still dying because Dubya & the gang couldn’t keep their hands off their guns. If they were anything less than 100% honest with us, heads need to roll.