Byron York responds to a long article in New Republic by John Judis and Spencer Ackerman, which claims that the Bush administration “engaged in a pattern of deception” about Iraq, exaggerating the threat of weapons of mass destruction and “depriv[ing] Congress of its ability to make an informed decision about whether or not to take the country to war.” (Paul Krugman termed this article “magisterial” in his most recent diatribe aganst President Bush.)
Byron’s critique is devastating, but what is striking is how easy it is to refute the “missing WMDs” arguments, which rest in large part on misrepresenting what President Bush and his aides said in the months leading up to the war.
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