Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Chicago Tribune: Bush Didn't Lie

The Chicago Tribune performs a thorough analysis of the Bush Administration's case for war against Iraq and concludes that Bush did not attempt to mislead the country.


Senile Old Fart said...

I believe that we should ask the following questions:

1. Is the world a safer place since we got rid of Saddam?

2. Are the people of Iraq better off?

3. Will the long term effects of this war be beneficial or detrimental to the region?

4. Should any administration be accountable to the American people for their actions, when it has been shown that the assertions that were made are not even close to being true?

Robert said...

Yes, yes, beneficial but that's just an opinion, sure.

Except that it hasn't been shown that the assertions being made weren't true; it's been shown that they largely were true, and where they weren't, there was a lot of room for honest disagreement about interpretation.

flint cordoroy said...

it is Odd that you express much opposition to the validity of the United States entering WWI and possibly WWII, when the reasons for our war against Iraq were much less plausible.

How do you reconcile this?

Robert said...

What's to reconcile, flint?

Perhaps you don't find the reasons for the Iraq war plausible; I do. The conflict is between your opinion of what I should think and what I've stated, not between what I do think and what I've stated.

I'm not accountable to your opinions.

flint cordoroy said...

It just seems pretty ridiculous you find Saddam Hussein more threatening than either World War german team. Though in this you make as much sense as most of the people I generalize as being "neo-liberterians". I'm just glad you aren't running for office.