Predictions of disaster overlooked?
...The Democrats are trying to delegitimize the war by dredging up a lot of shoulda, woulda, coulda, "intelligence" analysis. My guess is that they could find similar or worse analysis of what would have happened if we had not overthrown the genocidal despot ruling Iraq. Of course, they never look for that kind of stuff because finding it would be a slam dunk.
But wait a second, wasn’t this the same “intelligence community” that assured us that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?
And wasn’t Rockefeller chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2002 when the war was authorized?
“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
“Unmistakable evidence”? If Bush was warned, then Rockefeller was warned. Why didn’t Rockefeller heed that warning and sound the alarm?
The Gazette concluded, “The current administration has done grievous harm to America. Thank heaven, only 19 months remain until it ends.”
That is 17 days longer than remains in Rockefeller’s term. It would be nice if West Virginians finally held him accountable for one of his many failings in his 30+ years as a governor and senator.