Mr. Corry’s column and others pointing out the administration’s mistakes about WMD existence in Iraq is disturbing, but isn’t another way of looking at it that the Bush administration took a worst-case scenario view, given the conflicting data and Hussein’s many attempts to obtain WMD’s in the past?
American intelligence has had so many glaring failures over the years, frequently underestimating other countries’ capabilities, that it was arguably correct to assume the worst. Hussein had tried to assassinate a former U.S. president and likely had links to al Qaeda after all.p>What would have been the consequences of leaving him power and watching the sanctions erode? Perhaps just what Bush officials predicted, a WMD attack on the U.S. via some terrorist cutout. br> — Richard Clement br> Richmond, Virginia /p> p> CHILLED BORDEAUX
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?