Thursday, February 05, 2004


Once again, the President is misconstrued at the very beginning of this AP story:
By KATHERINE PFLEGER WASHINGTON (AP) - In his first public defense of prewar intelligence, CIA Director George Tenet said Thursday that U.S. analysts had never claimed Iraq was an imminent threat, the main argument used by President Bush for going to war.
Of course, President Bush never said that Iraq posed an imminent threat. In fact, he said just the opposite. Let's roll the tape of the 2003 State of the Union address again:
Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike? If this threat is permitted to fully and suddenly emerge, all actions, all words, and all recriminations would come too late. Trusting in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein is not a strategy, and it is not an option.
We'll see if a correction is forthcoming. My guess: It isn't.

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