A Cautious Man
October 06, 2003
One True Thing
There has been a lot of backtracking, re-hashing, and re-defining of positions about the war in Iraq. Just this evening, I was treated to Brit Hume on Fox, explaining that President Bush never claimed that Iraq was an imminent threat. But also this evening, I got the chance to read today's letters in the New York Times. One Ilya Shlyakhter of Cambridge, Massachusetts, encapsulated the issues better than anyone I have read so far:

"President Bush is right that the world is a better place without Saddam Hussein, the failure to find weapons of mass destruction notwithstanding.

"But without pre-emptive strikes based on flawed intelligence, it would be an even better place."



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