Concerning Ritter its ignored by the press and generally lost to history, but he first came to national recognition in sworn congressional testimony telling senators who didnt want to hear it that Saddam did indeed possess ongoing WMD programs, that Saddam would have nukes in short order if permitted to do so, and that the Clinton administration was guilty of nonfeasance and misfeasance by failing to prevent this.
Defending Bill Clinton, Biden suggested that the question of taking the nation to war was a responsibility slightly beyond your pay grade. Thats why they [who make such decisions] get paid big bucks. Thats why they get their
limos and you dont. Biden advised that Albright had more to consider than whether old Scotty-boy didnt get in to a suspected weapons site. He said that the question of the use of force was the kind of decision that people like Colin Powell and George Bush made, saying that it was a very complicated decision, repeating, Its above your pay grade.
It goes on like that. Ritter did a total 180 degree flip and nobody ever confronts him on where he began, and why he changed.
I remember well Ritter’s criticism of the Rapist commander in chief. He went nuts.