“It’s very easy to pick one little flaw here or one little flaw there,” said Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the second-ranking Republican leader in the House of Representatives. “The overall reason we went into Iraq was sound and morally sound. And it’s not just because somebody forged or a made a mistake on whether Saddam Hussein was looking for nuclear material from Niger or whatever.”
Whatever the case, the argument that it is a good thing that Hussein is gone and the argument that the Bush administration may have lied to or misled the public on the issue of weapons of mass destruction are not mutually exclusive. Both could be true. And if they are, the former fact won’t exonerate the president if the latter is true as well.
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