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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-09-07 10:09 PM
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31. Thanks for replying...
You posted this in 2004...2 years after the IWR, and well into the Iraq war...

Were you projecting back, in essence defending what Kerry did at the time...justifying it based on the information he had when he cast that vote? Or were you still defending it as the correct course of action?

Given that virtually every Senator that opposed the IWR commented on the threat Saddam posed in terms of WMD's, on what basis should they have known better? It seems even opponents were convinced that the intelligence was correct?

I understand Scott Ritter was saying that the Iraqi WMD capability had been degraded to the point where it no longer was a threat to us...and obviously he turned out to be right...

Should Ritter's claims have been more convincing than the CIA's at the time? Was it simply that the 28 Senators underestimated how Bush would abuse the authority the IWR gave him? Do you think Bush would have let the defeat of the IWR stop him in his plans given that he believed his position as commander in chief gave him the authority he needed? And do you think those 28 Senators were voting in bad faith...simply playing CYA?
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