Tuesday, July 22, 2003

What he says...

Haven't had much time for blogging lately, so I thought I would pass along this from Matthew Yglesias.

He does a good job of summarizing the reasons why the Niger uranium story is important for those folks like Andy Sullivan who just don't get it.

What Sullivan isn't coming to grips with, however, is the evidence — clear and compelling — that the White House deliberately made claims that they knew to be false in order to bolster public support for the war. This is a serious issue, especially since the sorts of matters they lied about (classified intelligence) are not amenable to independent scrutiny by the public. If the president says that US intelligence says something or other, we pretty much have no choice but to take his word for it. That's a very serious responsibility and we need someone in the White House who's capable of discharging it.

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