Friday, May 12, 2006

I hope this guy doesn't make it

Today I discovered an ad by Democratic Congressional candidate for the Iowa 1st district Bruce Braley. In his ad, Bruce proudly states that 1) only congress can approve of a war and 2) Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

It seems that Bruce is not concerned with the congressional vote to authorize force against Iraq (which passed) and is also not concerned with reality. The reality being that US, German, British, French, and Russian (at least) intelligence confirmed that Iraq was developing WMD's and already had some. The reality being that some WMD's (stockpiles of nerve gas) was found in Iraq. The reality being enormous amounts of cargo was transferred across the Syrian border in 2003 during the invasion. The reality being that even if there weren't any WMD's in Iraq the intelligence that Bush received was the same as what congress received (confirmed by two investigations of the Senate Intelligence Committee) and was provided by a number of different countries as well as the CIA.

The reality is that George W. Bush did not lie about the reasons for war. The intelligence was poor (assuming that the weapons didn't make it to Syria) and that everyone (including John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Ted Kennedy) believed Iraq had WMD's per the intelligence.

Anyone who says "Bush lied about WMD's in Iraq" is clearly not within reality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bruce Braley calls for cuts in funding for troops in Iraq.

Democrats split over Iraq war funding
Johnston, Iowa | May 19, 2006

Three candidates for the Democratic nomination in Iowa's First Congressional District are split over the war in Iraq.

Waterloo lawyer Bruce Braley called on Congress to cut off funding and bring the troops home.

Dubuque economic development official Rick Dickinson rejected that argument. He says it puts American soldiers in jeopardy.

Davenport businessman Bill Gluba called for taking the issue back to the United Nations, while beginning to take troops out of Iraq.

The candidates spoke during a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" program airing later in the weekend.

They are vying for the Democratic nomination in what is shaping up as one of the hottest congressional races in the nation.

Republican Congressman Jim Nussle is giving up the seat after seven terms to run for governor.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press.