Skip to comments.Vindicated for Removing Saddam
Posted on 07/24/2010 6:03:57 AM PDT by LSUfan
President Bushs top political advisor, Karl Rove, said on July 15 that his biggest mistake was not fighting back against Democrats trying to score cheap political points by accusing the President of lying to get the country to support an invasion of Iraq. Rove is right, but another mistake was made: not trying to vindicate the removal of Saddam Hussein using evidence, including Iraqi government documents, that was obtained after the regimes overthrow. Compelling evidence exists to show that Saddams regime was sponsoring terrorists (e.g., Al-Qaeda), had the ability to quickly produce weapons of mass destruction, and the will to use both against its enemies.
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I think he should have been front & center with it—using pressers if he had to. As POTUS, he can get an audience whether the press likes it or not. I think he misunderestimated how vile the media had already become & how much venom was left over from 2000.
I totally agree with you about Powell. Where’s the video of that UN speech?
The Bush Administration could have saved its own credibility and that of the United States by explaining that the distinction between having the ability to quickly produce WMD and having actual stockpiles is minimal.
All Im saying is that Bush made the case....maybe not enough and maybe not articulately enough....but I think no matter what he had said, the other side with the help of the media would have lied and twisted things around .
Bush was fighting a war ....they were (and are still) fighting Bush