Brad Messer Commentary KTSA Friday, October 8, 2004
So now Kerry is saying that Bush and Cheney "may well be the last two people on the planet who won't face the truth about Iraq."
It's a snappy campaign statement, but he's wrong, of course. Plenty of people say we should have invaded, WMDs or not.
Bush himself now acts as though the new CIA report supports his position. He has changed his justification for the attack yet again: now it was because Saddam was "gaming" the UN Food For Oil program.
I have almost lost track of the succession of ever-changing reasons for the invasion. It was WMDs and a gathering, imminent threat against the US. Then Saddam was worse than Hitler. Then something else and something else again. Now it's cheating the sanctions and having evil thoughts.
Gallup has just polled Americans on whether the war was a mistake: it's neck and neck 51% no, 48% yes. And the presidential race looks, today, like a photo finish. Electoral-vote.com has Bush with only an 11 electoral vote lead.
With the release of parts of the CIA's Iraq Survey Group report, tonight's second presidential debate just got a whole lot more interesting. And crucial.
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