The article is very long, but good to the last drop. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A17707-2003Oct25?language=printer For all the back and forth jibber-jabber on these boards, it's clear that we went to war for fictitious reasons. That issue has now been definitively decided. That about covers it, right? the central assertions of the Bush administration's prewar nuclear case to be insubstantial or untrue. Doesn't get any clearer than that, right? Iraq's nuclear weapons scientists did no significant arms-related work after 1991, Translation: I don't want to be the guy whose name is attached in the media to lies. Check out the anecdote about Stephen Meekin in the article, too. Decide if you'd rather believe someone being willing to put his name and reputation on the line, or some man whispering from the shadows of anonymity. Make sure to note that the evil tubes haven't been seized, which should be the final proof, just in case you're a hardcore koolaid drinker who still can't admit what a tool he is. I'm not surprised these guys are all pus**** and won't put their reputations on the line. The hawks in this administration are wall-to-wall Vietnam Era chickenhawks, which goes to show that the conservatives were kinda sorta right in '92. They attacked Clinton because he dodged the draft for one year. (The next year he was in the lottery and got a good number.) But it turns out, the major character flaw that should disqualify one from public office is NOT trying to get out of a stupid pointless war. The flaw is trying to get out of a stupid pointless war that you want OTHER Americans to die in. Because then you'll start another stupid pointless war for Americans to die in. And if you're into dark humor, you can spend a few minutes contemplating the new spin...that the poor Bushies would never ever ever have wanted this war but were fooled into it by the evil CIA. Not only does this contradict about a million pieces of evidence, it contradicts the simplest evidence...the NIE that the Bushies are now blaming only happened because Democrats in Congress asked for it before voting on the Bushies' war authorization resolution. Now, unless the Bushies have perfected time travel and kept it a secret, they can't really blame the CIA, can they? Near the end of the article, there's this. Like I and many others have written, the way the search for WMDs happened, you can't logically argue that the Bushies were misled. They lied. They repeatedly raised the specter of a "mushroom cloud" to scare the American people and Congress into supporting this war, but they knew there was nothing there. That's why we didn't give a s*** about looking for nuclear materials. And then there's this ludicrous parsing of "reconstituted." Again, his anonymity is pretty powerful proof of the complete bulls*** he knows he's peddling. Once you've read the whole article, go back and notice who is speaking anonymously (defenders of Bush) and who is putting his name on the line. It's really startling. The Bushies are in a race now. They have to find something to distract voters before the voters' psychological defenses break down and they realize how badly they were misled. I don't think it will happen, but in all seriousness, if the voters come to grips with how bad this is, Bush will be lucky to hit 40% next year. Impeachment is too good for this crew. What form of death penalty does the federal government use? At this point, that's a relevant question. The execution of about a half dozen of these treasonous bastards won't bring back the hundreds of Americans and the thousands of Iraqis who died in this stupid pointless war, but it'll serve as a stark warning that should work for a hundred years for the next crew of traitors who might stumble into the White House. What's amazing is that it's clear now that wrt issues relating to this war (And before the koolaid drinkers freak out, ONLY ONLY ONLY relating to this war), Saddam was more honest and more honorable than Bush. Geez, I thought it was unforgivable that Bush made the god**** French look good. He even managed to make Saddam look good!!!! Finally, suck it Ian, Axis Alex, manny, IrishFreeState, argentinesoccerfan, etc. Bush lied, and soldiers died. You can't get around that now.