November 05, 2003

MAYBE THIS ANSWERS MICKEY KAUS'S QUESTION about why former Clinton officials aren't criticizing Bush on the Iraq war. Reader Bob Conyne sends this interesting statement by Richard Gephardt:

Could you explain your vote authorizing the President to take action against Iraq? What is you[r] disengagement plan?

Rep. Richard A Gephardt: I supported the resolution because I gained information from the CIA and other former Clinton security officials that Iraq either had weapons or components of weapons of mass destruction. I have been severely critical of President Bush's inability or unwillingness to get more international UN help in Iraq. Getting that help is the only way we can succeed.

(Emphasis added). This would seem to undercut the "Bush lied about WMD" argument, wouldn't it?

UPDATE: Dodd Harris has more.