November 12, 2005


The administration’s overarching point is true: Intelligence agencies overwhelmingly believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and very few members of Congress from either party were skeptical about this belief before the war began in 2003. Indeed, top lawmakers in both parties were emphatic and certain in their public statements.

(Via Paul Mirengoff, who wonders why it took Dana Milbank and Walter Pincus so long to admit that).

UPDATE: Bill Quick thinks he has the answer to Mirengoff’s question.

And here’s a roundup noting that the war started in 1998.

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