The beginning of the war 

The beginning of the war

What does Mickey Kaus say: asymptotically approaching the truth?

Glenn Reynolds likes this part of a Washington Post story:

The administration's overarching point is true: Intelligence agencies overwhelmingly believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and very few members of Congress from either party were skeptical about this belief before the war began in 2003. Indeed, top lawmakers in both parties were emphatic and certain in their public statements.

Yes: some weapons, rather than none. Almost certainly chemical and biological not (despite Cheney and Rice) nuclear. Almost certainly not an imminent threat to anyone.

As Josh Marshall says, the biggest lie, for people in a state of post-9/11 fear, wasn't about weapons themselves but about ties between Saddam and al Qaeda. A meeting of two guys in Prague? The fact that Zarqawi is somewhere in Iraq (actually in Kurdistan)? Give me a break, Stephen Hayes.

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