I watched the President on “Meet the Press” this morning and here’s where
the episode left me on the military/terrorism issue:
1. The postulate: The Invasion of Iraq was a diversion
from the War on Terror.
2. The red herring: “Saddam Was A Bad Guy And It’s Good He’s Gone.”
3. The given: There was a failure in intelligence.
4. The question: Was the failure of intelligence
a) the intelligence agencies;
b) the Oval Office;
c) the American public?
I’d also be interested in any thoughts you might have on the
consequences of the invasion, such as an increase in overall terrorism, American
lives being lost every day, getting ready to abandon ship in Iraq by June,
a huge loss in international sympathy and support for America, record deficits
and any other relevant topics.
I’d prefer some reasoned responses, but feel free to froth if you must.