The ever interesting Josh Mashall writes early today about the various colors of lying that folks are trotting out in an attempt to comprehend or forgive the misleading evidence used to justify that war in Iraq was necessary urgently, now, immediately, with no time to build a concensus.
These folks are bullies. They bullied our allies. They bullied the intelegence community. Thy bullied the military planners. They bullied the congress. Given the oportunity they bullied everyone who asked a question.
To me, the question of “did they lie” vs. “were they victums of a massive self delusion” misses the point entirely. Lies and delusions are the direct result of encouraging bullies.
We need to be clear about this.