"Personally, I believe that if Bush loses this election, it will be because of their refusal to be more forthcoming about what is known about Saddam's WMDs."
Exactly. But doesn't this observation beg another, perhaps more important question? I mean, the Bush administration is full of some very smart and cagey people, not to mention the king of shrewdness himself -- Dubya. So WHY IS IT that they haven't done a better job? They certainly have the info and the wherewithall. I can only conclude that the stakes must be so terribly high that that they simply cannot jeapordize their intel yet -- or something of that nature. Seriously -- things just don't add up.
I agree. It's a mystery. But, then, the campaign still has 2-1/4 months to go. Again, the ISG is set to release their latest findings in September. If the Administration doesn't give this a high profile, I'll be further mystified. Congress got a preview of this report last month, and have you noticed how the Dems have remained pretty silent on the "Bush lied!" tactic? Even John Kerry has backtracked and said that knowing what we know now, he still would have voted for the Iraq war resolution. I think they realize that if they pound the "Bush lied!" line regarding WMDs, it will eventually bite them back before the election.