So why doesn't Richard Cohen bring this up? If Cohen, unlike the Hildabeast, is trying to be principled on the war, he needs to address the acts and statements of the CLINTON ADMINISTRATION first.
But you know what? The Left recognizes the Sinkmeister and the Missus for what they actually are---unprincipled, opportunistic liars. IOW, they no more actually believed that Bubba was telling the truth about Saddam Hussein than they believed that he was telling the truth about Monica than they believed that he cared one whit for that big, fat Bible he carried in and out of all those church services.
They KNOW they manipulate the truth for political cover---in order, in their minds, to accomplish something greater, such as socialism or whatever.
This is why the Lefties are no more exercised about Clinton the First's statements on Iraq than they were about his statements of religiousity. It's all hollow and, in their minds, understandable pandering.
But let George W. Bush express the exact same thoughts, well, you'd think all hell had broken loose. Why? Because everyone knows he means what he says.
Sadly, you are entirely correct. It appears that most of the Left actually understands that their leadership are liars and condones their lies because when one has no moral center then the end justifies the means.